Dr. LAURIE DALTON is director/curator of the Acadia University Art Gallery and adjunct professor, Department of History and Classics, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She brings over 15 years of multifaceted museum and gallery experience, which includes a successful track record in curating, public programming, collections stewardship, and fiscal planning. This has been further supplemented by over a decade of academic research and teaching in art history, museums, and cultural studies.
She holds a Master of Arts in art history from Queen’s University and a PhD in Canadian studies from Carleton University. Her research is cross-disciplinary with a focus on museums, displays and audience within transnational frameworks. She is a champion of cross-disciplinary initiatives, and the central role that the arts can play in this process.
Dr. Dalton is active in promoting the importance of the arts through service to the community at the regional, provincial and federal levels. She is currently president of the Atlantic Provinces Art Gallery Association. In addition, she sits on the Art in Public Spaces committee for the town of Wolfville, is vice-chair for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, and a board member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.