Curator, Collections and Access
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Roxane Shaughnessy is Collections Manager/Curator at the Textile Museum of Canada. She manages the care and development of the permanent collection of over 12,000 textiles. Since 1999 she has overseen the digitization of the Museum’s textile collection, and has been a member of the team which has produced three recent web site projects bringing the permanent collection on-line for global access in both English and French.
Roxane earned her MA in Anthropology in 1984 from Trent University, specializing in the prehistory of South America, and has conducted field work in Central and South America. In 2002 she curated Cloth and Clay: Communicating Culture, for which she was recognized with a curatorial writing award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She also co-directed the accompanying web site project in partnership with the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. She curates the Permanent Collection Gallery and contributes to public seminars on topics which explore the Museum’s textile holdings. Her research interests focus on the Central and South American collections at the Museum and include a recent study undertaken with University of Western Ontario researchers on isotopic analysis of animal fibres from ancient Peruvian textiles. Roxane sits on the Board of the Textile Society of America.