Deborah Trask spent 30 years on the curatorial staff of the Nova Scotia Museum. On her retirement, the Board of Governors appointed her ‘Curator Emeritus’. Deborah is a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Burying Ground Foundation in Halifax and a member [since 1976] of the international Association for Gravestone Studies, based in New England. She has written and lectured extensively on gravestones in Nova Scotia. Currently she has a small museum consulting business and she continues to provide cemetery preservation advice to community groups across the province. In 2012 Deborah was appointed to the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on Heritage Properties.