Nasby, Judith (Mary) 1945–

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Nasby, Judith (Mary) 1945–

PERSONAL: Born September 6, 1945, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; daughter of John Robert (a builder and contractor) and Lillian Charlotte Victoria (a chemical analyst; maiden name, Feaver) Goatley; married David John Nasby (a heritage consultant), August 31, 1968; children: Graham John David, Sarah Katerine. Ethnicity: "English." Education: McMaster University, B.A. (with honors), 1968.

ADDRESSES: Home—116 Suffolk St. W., Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 2J5. Office—Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph, 358 Gordon St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 1Y1. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, curator, 1968–, director and curator at Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 1978–, adjunct professor of museum studies, 1980–. National Gallery of Canada, intern, 1969; guest lecturer at museums and educational institutions, including Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, University of Rajasthan, College of William and Mary, York University, University of Delaware, Charles University, and Michigan State University; guest on media programs. Canada Council for the Arts, member of visual arts and art bank juries; American Federation of the Arts, Canadian representative, 1981–84; Guelph Arts Council, member of board of directors, 1979–83; Elora Three Centuries Festival, member of advisory committee, 1982; Ontario Arts Council, member of visual arts advisory committee, 1994, 1995.

MEMBER: Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization, Canadian Museums Association, Canadian Association of Cultural Executives (member of founding board of directors, 1976; chair of professional ethics committee, 1976–77), Ontario Association of Art Galleries (president, 1977–79).

AWARDS, HONORS: British Council grant for England, 1973; Woman of Distinction Award, arts and culture category, Young Men's/Young Women's Christian Association, 2001; visiting international scholar, University of Delaware, 2003.


(With Ursula Mathis-Moser, Sybille-Karin Moser, and others) Asingit: The Others, Canadian Studies Centre, University of Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria), 2002.

Irene Avaalaaqiaq: Myth and Reality, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2002.

Ralph Scarlett: Canadian Modernist Painter, Designer, and Jeweler, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2004.

Author of exhibition catalogs and other museum publications. Contributor to books, including Art Gallery Handbook, Volume 2, Ontario Association of Art Galleries (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991; and Anthology of Writing on Canadian Art, edited by Joan Murray, McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Inuit Art Quarterly, Canadian Collector, Historic Guelph, Inuit Art and Crafts, Muse, and Speed.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A biography of Canadian Inuit artist William Noah.



Herizons, fall, 2003, Kim Anderson, review of Irene Avaalaaqiaq: Myth and Reality, p. 34.