Dickenson, Victoria J. 1949-

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Dickenson, Victoria J. 1949-

PERSONAL: Born August 10, 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Russell and Marian (Pritchard) Dickenson; married Jeffery E. Harrison, August 23, 1975; children: Peter R. W., Luke B., Adam D. Education: University of Toronto, B.A., 1971, M.A., 1973; Carleton University, Ph.D., 1996. Hobbies and other interests: Cooking, reading.

ADDRESSES: Office—McCord Museum of Canadian History, McGill University, 690 Sherbrooke W., Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Newfoundland Museum, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, chief curator, 1978-84; self-employed consultant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1984-90; National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, program director, 1990-98; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, executive director of McCord Museum of Canadian History, 1998-, and board member, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

MEMBER: Canadian Museum Directors Organization, Société des directeurs des musées montréalais, Sigma Xi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1972; Silver Medal, New Media/INVISION Awards, 1994, for a silver dart project; Queen's Jubilee Medal, Canadian Museums Association, 2003.

WRITINGS:

Drawn from Life: Science and Art in the Portrayal of the New World, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Angelic Perspectives.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Canadian Journal of History, December, 1999, William A. S. Sarjeant, review of Drawn from Life: Science and Art in the Portrayal of the New World, p. 514.

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