Anne Ray Intern
“Research and writing about Aboriginal arts continues to be a journey of self-discovery and also allows me to give voice to those who were silenced in the past. I love to research, write and create Aboriginal art. My name is Gloria Bell and I am a member of the Métis Nation in Ontario.”
Gloria Bell has been chosen as a 2010–2011 Anne Ray Native Intern. She has extensive experience in the arts. This includes being a research assistant with the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts & Culture, gallery assistant at Gallery 101 in Ottawa, Facilitator at the Royal Ontario Museum, intern at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, programs assistant for the McMichael Canadian Art Collections, and gallery assistant at the Union Gallery, Kingston.
Gloria’s experience is impressive, yet she feels she needs to obtain more knowledge and skills in working directly with collections since her career goal includes obtaining a position within a museum or gallery as a researcher and/or curator in Aboriginal arts. While at SAR, she will work to obtain these goals by spending half of her time working on collections/ registration projects, and the other half of her time working on academic/programming projects.
Gloria explains, “The knowledge and skills I build from this internship will give me a richer understanding of the various positions in the museum field and allow me to broaden my practical skills as well as diversify my knowledge on the many Aboriginal nations within North America.”
Gloria is affiliated with the Métis of Ontario and hails from Caledon, Ontario. She received her bachelor’s in Art History at Queen’s University and is currently in the process of completing her Masters in Art History at Carleton University. Gloria will be in residence at SAR from September 1, 2010–May 31, 2011.
Visit Gloria's blog.
Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust