Gloria Bell

Anne Ray Native Intern

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Gloria Bell (Métis) has extensive experience in the arts. This experience includes being a research assistant with the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Culture, gallery assistant at Gallery 101 in Ottawa, facilitator at the Royal Ontario Museum, intern at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario, programs assistant for the McMichael Canadian Art Collections, and gallery assistant at the Union Gallery, also in Kingston.

Bell’s experience is impressive, yet she felt she needed to obtain more knowledge and skills in working directly with collections, because her career goal is to obtain a position within a museum or gallery as a researcher or curator in Aboriginal arts. While at SAR, her projects included inventorying and documenting the IARC collections as well as assisting with outreach initiatives and education projects. Her online exhibit, “Familiar Webs: Collecting Practices at the Indian Arts Research Center,” debuted in May 2011. Her colloquium presentation, “Voyageur Re-presentations and Complications: Frances Anne Hopkins and the Métis Nation of Ontario,” examined why the Métis Nation of Ontario uses Frances Anne Hopkins’ Shooting the Rapids (1879) to assert their presence.

Bell 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 masters in art history at Carleton University.

Find out more about Gloria Bell by visiting the SAR website (opens in new browser window).

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