Our Guest Speaker at the May GCC meeting was Georgiana Stanciu, Curator, RCR Museum. She updated Members on the development and growth of the museum and its collection.
Georgiana Stanciu was born in Craiova (Romania). In 1990 she obtained an undergrad at the Fine Arts Academy in Bucharest (Romania) in the Museum Studies and Art History Program. In 1991 she joined the National Museum of Art of Romania as junior curator for the European Art Department. Initially keeper for the European Art collection, Georgiana became the Head of the Department in 1995. At the same time, she successfully completed a M.A. degree in International Cultural Relations and Cultural Management at Université de Dijon while attending classes within a joint program with UNESCO Paris (France).
In 1997 she came to Canada and in 1998 she was accepted at Université de Montréal, Québec as a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Cinema Studies. She obtained her degree in 2006. The same year she became the curator with the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.
In 2007 she was a European Art Fellow for the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and since May 2012, she has become the Executive Director for The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum at Wolseley Barracks in London, ON. Throughout her career as a museum curator, in addition to various papers published in Romanian, Georgiana saw numerous projects completed in the area of exhibit development, collections management and education programs. She has had the opportunity to know closely how museums functions in Europe, Asia and North America.