Jewish History in Alberta with Sandra Morton Weizman
Join us for a talk on the Jewish History in Alberta by Sandra Morton Weizman, a Heritage Consultant from Calgary. Free to attend; donations appreciated. Please pre-register. This presentation may move to a virtual format, weather permitting.
Sandra Morton Weizman (pictured) has been working in the museum and heritage field for over 40 years. She holds an M.A. in Canadian History and a Master of Museum Studies, both from the University of Toronto. She has worked as Executive Director of The Ontario Historical Society in Toronto, Curator of Social History at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Senior Curator of Cultural History at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and Interim Executive Director at Lougheed House museum in Calgary. She was also an Exhibition Project Manager for the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa. She was the Curator of the exhibition “A Coat of Many Colours: Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Canada,” a joint project of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now Canadian Museum of History) in Ottawa and the Canadian Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth in Israel. This exhibition traveled from 1990-1993 to nine venues in Canada, to the Jewish Museum in New York and to Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv, Israel.
She has been a museum and heritage consultant for the past 19 years, specializing in exhibition planning, project management, curation, collections management, policy writing and analysis and interpretive planning. Her clients have included the Canadian Museum of History, Lougheed House, Glenbow Museum, The Little Synagogue on the Prairie at Calgary’s Heritage Park, the Calgary Board of Education, the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation in Banff, The Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem and The Military Museums. She also curated the inaugural exhibition for the Cree Cultural Institute and was directly involved in the establishment of this new museum for the Eastern Cree First Nation of the James Bay in the Subarctic of Quebec. In 2017, she curated the travelling exhibition “The Canadian Jewish Experience” in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial.
She has been an instructor in the Heritage Resources Management Program of Athabasca University for the past 11 years where she also wrote the curriculum for their courses on Museum Interpretation and revised their curriculum for the Introduction to Heritage Resources Management.