Kelsey Perreault a 2015 Highly Commended Entrant for her paper “Hidden Histories and Collections: Discovering the Underbelly Project” in the category of Music, Film, Theatre & Art History.
Kelsey recently completed her Masters in Art History at Western University in London, Canada and just moved to Ottawa where she is in her first year of her PhD in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University.
Since UA she has curated three small art exhibitions and held several positions at galleries and museums in London. The picture here is from the Georgia O’Keefe show that was on at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto this summer. She has been traveling a lot for her research with trips to Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, and across Canada and the US. Kelsey is planning an upcoming trip to the UK for research at the Imperial War Museum.
“My research right now broadly explores topics of human rights and difficult knowledge in museums, but I also wrote about Holocaust museums and the European memorial landscape in my MA thesis.”
Outside of school, she loves staying active and has set herself a goal to complete her first half marathon and full marathon in the next calendar year.
“I’ve remained in touch with many of the friends I made at UA and would love to connect with any fellow alumni if they ever find themselves in Ottawa.”