Summer Students at Woodland

Posted 13/07/18 in NEWS

This summer we have an excellent group of post-secondary students helping us with the digitization of Woodland’s contemporary art collection. This is just one task of many that our summer students will be engaged in this summer at the Centre.

Ms. Carley Gallant who has completed her second year at Sheridan College for Visual and Creative Arts, is lending her talents to photographing the collection. Stanley “Bobby” Henry and Ian Jamieson are helping to update and digitize data relevant to our works of art. Bobby Henry will be returning for his second year at Trent University to complete his Foundations of Indigenous Learning, and Ian Jaimeson begins his studies this fall at the University of Waterloo majoring in Computer Engineering.

Under the direct supervision of the Museum Director, Paula Whitlow and Artistic Director, Naomi Johnson - Carley, Bobby and Ian have been trained in the proper methods of handling art and artefacts, as well as how to complete condition reports. The data and images collected will help to create more current and accurate descriptions of our collection.

Special thanks to Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) Student Office, the Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB), as well as the Ministry of Government Service (Summer Experience Program, 2013).