McGill Visual Arts Collection
vacollection.library [at]

McGill University Library, ROAAr 
3459 McTavish Street 
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0C9


Gwendolyn Owens
gwendolyn.owens [at]
514 398 7166

Prior to joining the McGill Visual Arts Collection in 2013, Gwendolyn Owens has held curatorial positions at Cornell University, Williams College, the University of Maryland, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. As an expert on collection management, she has worked with many institutions, particularly universities, to help them develop and uphold professional standards. Her scholarly publications include articles, exhibition catalogues, and books on a wide range of subjects in American and Canadian art and design: from mid-nineteenth century American landscape painters to kitchen wallpaper in Canada, to Georgia O’Keeffe and artist/architect Gordon Matta-Clark.

Assistant Curator

Michelle Macleod
michelle.macleod [at]
514 398 1859

As Assistant Curator of the Visual Arts Collection, Michelle Macleod’s role includes collection research, curatorial projects, and communications. Before joining the VAC team, Michelle was an editorial assistant at the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art. Michelle is currently a PhD Candidate of the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University. Her doctoral research examines the dissemination of early Canadian photography in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals. She holds a MA in Photographic Preservation & Collections Management from Toronto Metropolitan University and a BFA in Art History from Concordia University.

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