Camille-Mary Sharp is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Bridging the fields of museum studies and political economy, her research explores the implications of sponsorship by the petroleum industry for museum practice in Canada. A graduate of the Museum Studies Master’s at the Faculty of Information, Camille-Mary studies the work of museum professionals and the ways they navigate and negotiate funding dynamics. She has published her research in the Blackwood Gallery’s (UTM) Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and presented at several conferences in Canada, including the Canadian Communication Association and the Alberta Museums Association. She was a participant of the Museum for Future Fossils, a collaborative summer school between New York University, Western University, and the University of Toronto. She is currently a participant of the Mellon-funded Museums and Public History working group, a joint project between the Jackman Humanities Institute and the University of Western Cape.
Camille-Mary SharpSupervisor: Prof. Irina D. Mihalache
Museum studies; political economy of culture and critical philanthropy studies
- B.A. (Hon.) History, Glendon College, York University
- Master of Museum Studies, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Committees or Affliations
- Participant, Museums and Public History Quadrant at the Jackman Humanities Institute (https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/Museums_and_Public_History)
- Member, Truth and Reconciliation Student Working Group at the Faculty of Information (TRSWG); Contributor, Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice (https://coalitionofmuseumsforclimatejustice.wordpress.com)