Making Canadian History


James Trepanier, PhD

Curator, Canadian Museum of History (CMH)

Gatineau, Québec

As Curator for post-Confederation Canada, James spends his days developing exhibitions, selecting artifacts, publishing and providing research input, researching the collections themselves and responding to public inquiries.

 “Our job is to tell the story of Canada and the stories of Canadians to the public. I think having an institution like ours that can do the work in a fair, balanced and honest way allows us to be authentic with Canadians.” It’s meaningful work, indeed.