Put your sleuthing cap on! We need your help identifying and building context around some of our unidentified photos. This introduction to our summer-long Questions of Identity Community Gallery exhibit will give insight into some of the identification issues archives face in documenting community history.
Join us in for this drop-in Community Day program as we work to increase awareness of the people, locations, and stories in our collection that have yet to be discovered. A free drop-in Community Day program.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mercedes Cormier brings 8 years of progressive experience at the Royal AlbertaMuseum to her role at the Canmore Museum. She started at the RAM, as a volunteer, then progressed toCollections Technician, to her final role at the RAM asCollections Management Assistant. In this role, she was responsible for helping lead the recent move of the Royal Alberta Museum’s collection from the museum’s old Glenora location to their new museum building and current offsite storage facility. In that intense three-year project, she has handled and helped re-house nearly every object in the RAM’s vast collection. Mercedes is currently working with various collections at theRAM to finish up post move tasks. She has experience in working with human history objects, natural history specimens, and collections representing Alberta’s Indigenous communities. Outside of her experience at the Royal Alberta Museum, Mercedes has also worked with specialty collections at the Bata Shoe Museum inToronto, Ontario (practicum) and at Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the Univeristy of Alberta and is currently undertaking a graduate diploma in HeritageResource Management with Athabasca University.