Alumni Stories

In this series of interviews, we hear from select Art History and Art Conservation alumni and discover the paths they have taken after graduation. If you or someone you know is a graduate of Queen's University's Art History or Art Conservation program with a story to tell, please email the details to Jenna Simeonov, Communications & Office Assistant.

Interviews with Our Alumni

Marla Dobson, Ph.D. '18

"My advice? Keep your options open and your foot in the door of the professional world. Treat your time in grad school as an unparalleled learning opportunity and not a means to an end."

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Jessica Insley, B.A. '13

"Learning how to look at art critically and becoming familiar with the language and vocabulary used to describe the objects in front of me felt akin to discovering a whole new lens from which to view the world."

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Emma Landis, B.A. '13

"My first experiences with works of historical importance were at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre with my late father. Learning from his perspective as an archivist, I began to understand from a young age that art carries value beyond aesthetics."

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Mathieu Sly, M.A. '14

"The biggest fallacy in my view is that when you're in your 20s you have to have it all figured out. Curiosity, optimism, and joy have always served me well. These things are contagious."

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