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October 24, 2002 Appointments



Michèle Thériault appointed director of Ellen Art Gallery

Michèle Thériault has been appointed director of Con-cordia’s Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery for a five-year term.

Michèle Thériault comes to Concordia with a wealth of museological, organizational and curatorial experience. She was Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1989-1996.
Since 1997, she has worked in Montreal as an independent curator, writer and editor, complementing these activities with arts administration and university teaching in art and museology.

Since 1999, she has been a part-time professor in museology and in contemporary art at the University of Ottawa.

She holds a master’s degree in cultural translation studies from the University of Warwick, England.

Her mandate includes managing and co-ordinating the Concordia gallery and its collection, developing the overall artistic vision and programming, representing it locally, nationally and internationally and with various funding groups and working closely with the gallery board and the Concordia community.

Over the past three years, a framework has been developed to allow the Ellen Gallery to expand its role as Canada’s leading university museum dedicated to the research, exhibition and collection of Canadian art. Announcing Thériault’s appointment, Rector Frederick Lowy also acknowledged with gratitude the work done in this regard by Lynn Beavis as interim director since 2001.

Welcome to the Concordia community, Michèle..