Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation

Queen’s researchers receive more than $1.8 million in research infrastructure funding from Canadian Foundation for Innovation

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Susan Lord (Film and Media) Dylan Robinson (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Artsand Rosaleen Hill (Art Conservation) are among the ten Queen’s University researchers who have received more than $1.8 million in combined funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. The fund supports researchers by providing the foundational research infrastructure required to undertake leading-edge research. 

Lord, Robinson and Hill have received $400,000 to preserve and remediate a diverse collection of audio-visual products created by Indigenous peoples, women and local Kingston artists. Their work focuses on ensuring these archives – consisting of works created by groups whose media histories are often marginalized – are preserved and made available for students, researchers and the public at large, and ensuring that these work are maintained to facilitate discussion of cultural heritage.