On Saturday, December 4th at 2 p.m Judith Nasby joins us for a talk on her new book: The Making of a Museum. Judith will present a brief reading and will be available afterwards for those who would like their copy signed. The Making of a Museum will be available for purchase in the Hilltop Shop at Guelph Civic Museum.
Judith Nasby is the founding director and curator of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, and the Curator Emerita of the Art Gallery of Guelph. The Making of a Museum details the over 100-year evolution that led to the creation of the Art Gallery of Guelph told from Judith’s perspective, from its humble beginnings in 1916 campus hallways to its internationally recognized presence as an art gallery today. The book, published by McGill – Queen’s University Press, is beautifully illustrated with 80 images from the permanent collection. Judith expertly recounts her long career while peppering the extended history of cultural development on campus with humorous anecdotes and personal insights to reveal how arts institutions can be created through dedication, serendipity, and perseverance.
This book is perfect for anyone with a keen interest in museums, art history, studio art, regional cultural development and the history of the University of Guelph.
This event is included with your purchase of general admission to the Museum. Pre-registration is required through Eventbrite.