Museum of Health Care Welcomes New Curator

The Board of Directors of Museum of Health Care at Kingston is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Curator. Welcome Rowena McGowan!

Rowena hails from beautiful Alberta and will begin her curatorship at the Museum on March 1st, 2022. Rowena holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Archaeology, and graduated with a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto in 2016.

While working on her degree, she was co-curator of an exhibit on scientific instruments and curator at the Semaphore lab. After graduation, she spent a year as the Marketing and PR Assistant at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. She then took a short-term contract at the Archaeology Department of the Manitoba Museum doing curatorial research for the renovation of the Grasslands gallery.

She has spent the last three years at the Lac La Biche Museum, where she cared for the collection, created exhibits and implemented new educational programming in person and online. In the little spare time her cat allows her, she enjoys writing fiction and has had several pieces accepted for publication.

The staff and the Board of the Museum are excited to work with and support Rowena as she lends her unique experience to fulfilling our mission of  “bringing Canada’s health care story to life”. We hope you will have the chance to visit the Museum in the not distant future and meet Rowena in person. 

Eleanor Rivoire, Board President
Museum of Health Care at Kingston


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