Dr. Kathryn BridgeCurator Emerita of History and Art

Why did you want to become a curator?

The collections are fascinating and there is so much research that can be done. I learn something new every day!

How did you become a curator?

I started working in the archives. Soon, I got involved with exhibits and started to research interesting stories that our museum could tell. At that point, I became a curator.

What does a curator do?

Curators discover stories about objects in the museum’s collection. They also look for important new objects (or acquisitions) to add to the museum’s collection.  Curators then share their knowledge and these stories with others by putting stories online, writing books, curating exhibitions and participating in public programs.

Stories by or about this person

Dr Kathryn Bridge discusses Emily Carr’s steamer trunk, her own connection to Carr and the museum’s large collection of Carr’s sketchbooks and personal items.