New Curator at the Canadian Museum of History
Linda Grussani has returned to the Canadian Museum of History as Curator of Aboriginal Art to manage one of the most important collections of Indigenous art in the country. Grussani’s appointment marks a welcomed end to a longstanding vacancy, left by Lee-Ann Martin (former curator of contemporary Aboriginal art) and Norman Vorano (former curator of Inuit art). The decision was made to combine the two roles, leaving the post unfilled for months. Previously, Grussani worked at the museum as an intern over a decade ago.
Grussani comes to this new role following her tenure as the director of the Aboriginal Art Centre (formerly the Indian and Inuit Art Centres) at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. A graduate of Carleton University, Grussani has an extensive record of curating and acquiring Inuit art. Her first exhibition, Inuit Myths of the Sea and Sky: The Tyler/Brooks Collection of Inuit Art was mounted at the Carleton University Art Gallery in 2000.