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  • Emily Keenlyside is a mid-career art museum educator and doctoral student in Concordia University’s Department of Art Education. With a focus on cultural politics, the contested spaces of art museums, and art museum educators as adult learners, her..


  • Concordia University
    • Continuing Education
    • Instructor
    • September 2014 to Present

    Designed a skills-based training curriculum for museum volunteer guide recruits; Teach a yearly 12-week, bilingual training course for museum volunteer guide recruits

  • Concordia University
    • Education
    • Educator-Coordinator
    • January 2012 to September 2017

    Co-coordinated a contemporary art foundation’s education department; Facilitated group visits in English and in French for academic and community groups; Wrote pedagogical tools, grant proposals, articles, and blog posts; Organized public programming

  • Concordia University
    • Education and Wellness
    • Educator
    • July 2003 to August 2014

    Facilitated group visits and art workshops in English and in French for participants of all ages and experience; Designed lesson plans and workshops catered to diverse community groups


  • Concordia University
    • MA in Art Education
    • September 2017 to Present

    Research areas: Cultural politics in art museums; Adult art museum education; 'Difficult' knowledge and 'Challenging' subject matter; Work-related learning; Critical Pedagogy; Training; Reflective Practice

  • Concordia University
    • MA in Art Education
    • September 2002 to May 2005

    Thesis Title: Making the Links: Adult Education and Social Inclusion in Art Museums

  • George Brown College
    • MA in Art Education
    • September 1997 to May 1998

    Practicum Focus: Feminist Community-Based Training

  • Trent University
    • MA in Art Education
    • September 1992 to May 1996

    Research and Practicum Focus: Media/Visual Literacy and Community Development; Feminist Organizing; Violence Prevention