The Moira Anne (Courtney) Hudgin Graduate Scholarship in Art

Donor Story:

This fund is intended to encourage graduate students to supplement their “desk research” and undertake primary engagement with indigenous communities. It is hoped that this engagement with artists and community members/elders, their culture and lifestyle, environmental challenges, historical sites and heritage resources, inter alia, will create new knowledge to better understand the context and purpose of the art forms, and their relationship to the environment within which they were created. This should encourage the understanding of these forms of art, and their importance in the history and development of the North American continent. Interaction with other institutions conducting similar research should also be encouraged. In the long term, it is envisioned that the programme at Queen’s will train new generations of scholars, curators, administrators, heritage workers, art dealers and collectors in support of increasing appreciation of the North American Indigenous identity.

Fund Description: 

Established in February 2004 and revised in September 2016 by Moira Anne (Courtney) Hudgin, B.A. (Hons) 1968. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Masters or PhD level students enrolled in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation with preference to a student pursuing research in North American Indigenous art. Preference will also be given to students who self-identify as Aboriginal.