We are 3 curators and a conservator at the Manitoba Museum, specializing in Archaeology, Botany, and the Hudson's Bay Company Collection (the oldest surviving company in North America!). Ask us anything!
Hi Reddit! We are a group of curators and a conservator at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We do work on everything from endangered prairie plants and the relationship they have with pollinating insects like bees, to collecting artifacts from the Fur Trade era, to conservation efforts on cool things like a big ship dating back to 1650 (here's Carolyn cleaning the Nonsuch).
It's #AskACurator day, so ask us anything!
Kevin Brownlee, Curator of Archaeology
Dr. Amelia Fay, Curator of HBC Collection
Dr. Diana Bizecki-Robson, Curator of Botany
Carolyn Sirett, Conservator
EDIT We are out of here! We had a great time and we'd like to do this again sometime. Thanks for participating in our very first AMA!