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To reach any of our staff by phone, call 613-831-2393

Tracey Donaldson: Manager & Exhibitions Curator

Tracey’s keen interest in history, the arts and literature led her to pursue a degree in Art History and English Literature at Carleton University and then a Master of Science in Scottish studies in Scotland. Her time and exposure to Scottish culture and local people impressed upon her the importance of connecting with her local community to create a sense of meaning and shared experiences. She joined the Goulbourn Museum in order to become an advocate for history within her local community. With over 10 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector she has mastered many of its challenges. Working with tight budgets, creative thinking and writing grants are a few of her specialties. In addition to her work at the Museum, Tracey currently serves as the Chairperson of the Ottawa Museum Network, and has worked as an educator for Algonquin College in their Applied Museum Studies Program. Tracey can be reached at tracey@goulbournmuseum.ca 

Sue Woodford: Communications Officer

Sue joined the Museum in September 2012. She studied Photojournalism at Loyalist College and worked at the Kanata Kourier-Standard newspaper for 8 years. Following a freelance career in communications she managed the creative services for one of Ottawa’s top real estate teams. In 2012 she received her post-graduate certificate in Interactive Multimedia from Algonquin College. She is responsible for marketing the Museum’s activities and assisting with events and public programs. Sue can be reached at sue@goulbournmuseum.ca 

 

Sarah Holla: Collections Officer

Sarah’s adventure in heritage began in 2004, since then she completed an honours degree in Classics specializing in Ancient Art and Archaeology, studied archaeology in the field with The Canadian Institute in Greece and completed a post-graduate certificate in Applied Museum Studies. History has taken her amazing places, from the temples of Greece, to documenting an historic cemetery, interviewing a veteran of the Great War, and rebuilding a regimental museum in Ottawa. Sarah supports Goulbourn Museum by managing research initiatives and caring for the collections which includes 10,000 objects as well as 40,000 pieces in the archaeological collection. Sarah is known for drawing people in with a story and sharing her passion for Goulbourn’s history. When away from her white cotton gloves, Sarah loves knitting baby hats, gardening and DIY projects in her family’s Victorian country home. Sarah can be reached at sarah@goulbournmuseum.ca.

Enya Barbeau: Education Officer

Enya joined the team in summer 2020. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in History and Visual Arts from University of Ottawa and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University Toronto. She comes to Goulbourn Museum with a background in heritage interpretation and public programming. She has also served cultural organizations in the areas of collections management, visitor research, and exhibition development. Enya can be reached at enya@goulbournmuseum.ca .

Nigel Klemencic-Puglisevich: Assistant Museum Administrator

Nigel joined the Goulbourn Museum team in the summer of 2020. He has worked a variety of roles in the museum industry and has experience with digitization, programming, exhibit development, and digital content development. He is currently studying at Carleton University for his BA Hons. in History and Greek & Roman Studies with minors in Archaeology and Medieval & Early Modern Studies. Nigel loves working with history in new and exciting ways, often through social media and digital projects and through the Maltese Canadian community. Nigel can be reached at nigel@goulbournmuseum.ca.

Paige Mawson: Programming Assistant

Paige is a graduate of McMaster University’s Arts & Science program and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto. She came to the Goulbourn Museum with a background in pedagogy and curriculum, and will be applying her skillset to develop the Summer Seekers programming. She is based in Toronto (thank goodness for Zoom meetings!) and over the summer hopes to learn more about exhibition planning and community outreach to further enrich her skills as an emerging museum professional. Paige can be reached at paige@goulbournmuseum.ca.

Jonah Ellens: Programming Assistant

Jonah was born and raised in Ottawa. He studied history at Carleton University and Museum Studies at Algonquin College. In September he will be heading back to school to begin his Masters in Public History. This summer he will be taking on the role of Assistant Curator of Collections. His first tasks are to oversee the transcription project of Sefton Stewart’s letters from the First World War, and to help develop the weekly ‘What’s It Wednesday’ posts. Over the next few months he’s hoping to learn what makes a meaningful community museum collection and discover more about the history of Goulbourn Township. Jonah can be reached at jonah@goulbournmuseum.ca.

 



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