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Beryl Ivey

Beryl Ivey (Beryl Marcia Nurse) was born in Chatham, Ontario on December 28, 1924 to Lt. Col. William Ivan Nurse and Beatrice Heaton. She attended high school in Chatham and was known as a talented athlete. Mrs. Ivey was the girl’s school captain and set a record for long jump for Kent County that remained unbroken for 50 years ...
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Madeline Lennon

Born in New York City, Madeline Lennon studied at St. Helena High School in New York City and completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the College of New Rochelle. Upon her arrival in London, Ontario, she decided to change her field from English literature to art history. She studied in Paris and then entered graduate studies in the History of Art at the University of Toronto ...
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Brenda MacEachern

Brenda MacEachern earned her BA (Hons.) in Art History from the University of Toronto in 1970 and then took on the role of curating the photographic slides collection of the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. While working in this position she also completed a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Western University in 1987 ...

Wilhelmina McIntosh

Born in Euphemia Township, Lambton County, Wilhelmina Morris McIntosh eventually moved to London, Ontario where she lived with her husband, John Gordon McIntosh. Mr. McIntosh’s family owned a prominent dry goods business in the city before it was sold to Robinson, Little & Co. and the couple relocated to Winnipeg when Mr. McIntosh was appointed its western territorial manager ...
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Mary Redekop

Mary Redekop, who grew up in Creemore, Ontario, holds a BA and MA in Art History from the University of Toronto. Mary continued her education at the Sorbonne in Paris, Mudflat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at Boston University ...

Judith Rodger

Judith Rodger is a freelance curator and art historian based in London, Ontario. She has worked at what is now Museum London, McIntosh Gallery at Western University and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. She has a BA in English and Psychology from McGill University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education for the University of London (UK) and an MA in the History of Art from the University of Toronto ...
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Sophie Skaith

Sophie Skaith was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952 with the name Eha Sumberg. Her middle name, Sophie, was added legally in the 1990s. She moved to London, Ontario, in the 1970s. Sophie Skaith received her B.A. Hon. (Art History) from the University of Toronto in 1976 and a Master of Public Administration from Western University in 2005 ...
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Melanie Townsend

Melanie Townsend was Head of Exhibitions and Collections at Museum London for fourteen years, making innumerable contributions to the institution. She was known for her insightful and original curatorial work, and her deliciously dry sense of humour. She was an industrious, down-to-earth, and no-nonsense individual who developed some of Museum London’s most popular and critically-acclaimed programs ...

Flora Tripp

Born in Ottawa and raised in Arnprior, Flora Ferguson married Ian Tripp and moved to London where Ian worked for many years as comptroller at Western University ...
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Elsie Perrin Williams

Elsie Perrin was born in 1878 to Alicia May Day and Daniel Simmons Perrin. Her father was a successful and wealthy businessman well-known across Canada for manufacturing cookies and candy ...