The author of this web site has worked in museums for over 46 years, almost continuously since about 1967.
As time permits this section will be expanded.
If you have museum questions, especially if you work in a museum, feel free to write to me.
List of Canadian museums, archives etc. that I have worked in:
Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Student volunteer circa 1968
Vancouver City Archives – Student Summer Employee 1974
Vancouver Centennial Museum – Children’s Museum and Conservation Department Student Summer Employee 1974. Museum since renamed Museum of Vancouver (MOV).
Vancouver Maritime Museum – Conservation Assistant. Summer Employee 1974
St. Roch National Historic Site – Tour Guide. 1974 – 1978
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum and Archives – Founder, Curator & Archivist 1974 – 2011 (three periods when my civilian job had me living near enough, total of about 15 years) Museum is now an official Canadian Forces Museum.
Battleford National Historic Park (North West Mounted Police Fort/Post) and Batoche National Historic Site (1885 Northwest Rebellion battlefield) – Interpretive Officer (second-in-command and acting as Curator, training and supervising tour guides etc.)
Cumberland Museum, Cumberland, B.C.- Curator. Coal mining and history of multiple ethnic communities ) 1978 – 1982
Estevan National Exhibition Centre – Executive Director 1982 – 1985
Burnaby Village Museum, City of Burnaby, BC – Curator and Second-in Command. Recreated 1925 time-period historic village on a 10-acre site. 1985 – 2005
New Westminster Museums and Archives, Manager/Curator/Archivist 1985 – 2011
New Westminster City Museum
New Westminster City Archives
1965 Irving House
1930s Samson V Museum, a wooden paddle-wheeler (afloat at dock side)
New Westminster Police Museum
Richmond Museum – Contract work to sort out collection records in Steveston Museum. 2011
12 Service Battalion Museum, Richmond, B.C. – Volunteer and hen appointed as Curator. An official Canadian Forces Museum. About 2018 to Present
As well I have done appraisals for the following:
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON – Multiple e.g.
Two ancient Chinese cannons
Eight armoured vehicles including tanks
Sherman Tank, Ferret Scout Car, Lynx Recce Vehicle etc.
Restored Pilot model 15 Cwt truck Canadian 1930s
Royal Canadian Artillery Museum, Shilo, MB.
Dr. William Gregg Collection of about 30 military vehicles including tanks, armoured cars, cannon etc.
15th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, Vancouver, B.C.
Field Artillery Tractor, Canadian Military Pattern, Cab 13
International Movie Services, Aldergrove, B.C.
Over 200 ex-military vehicles, several cannons, 14,000 military uniforms, etc.