Sandrena is a doctoral candidate with the iSchool who is interested in the ways human and nonhuman bodies interact and relate within and around collections. Using relational metaphors she explores what happens when collections documentation is more receptive to all potential relations that object bodies have both with their surrounding environments and with other bodies. Sandrena has been with the iSchool since 2011, having taken the concurrent registration option to receive her MI and MMSt degrees. Between her masters and doctoral studies she took a position as curator at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston and started contracts with the Royal Ontario Museum’s South Asian department. This professional experience bolstered her understanding of the uses of collections documentation in museums, and introduced her to the artist and collection that will be used as the case study in her doctoral research.
Sandrena RaymondSupervisor: Cara Krmpotich
DEGREES: BAH (Classics) – Queen’s University
MI (Archives and Records Management) – University of Toronto
MMSt (Collections Management) – University of Toronto
Material culture; Human/nonhuman relations; Collections documentation