Lisa Bower has held the position of Assistant Curator and Registrar for the Nova Scotia Museum’s Cultural History collection since 2013, and has worked at community and provincial museums for most of her career. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from St Mary’s University, a collections management certification from the University of Victoria and in Nov.2022, graduated from Dalhousie University, earning her M.A. in History. In 2021 she was awarded the Bowes Scholarship in History. Lisa has also worked as a researcher for a local documentary production company sourcing historic images and film footage. Lisa is an avid embroiderer and is a member of the Embroidery Association of Canada and Halifax’s Town Clock Stitchers embroidery guild. She has received instruction in a variety of embroidery techniques from tutors trained at the Royal School of Needlework and presented a talk about her MA research on the African School sampler for the virtual lecture series, “Ornamental Embroidery”, led by needlework historian and Research Fellow of the V&A Museum, Dr. Lynn Hulse. Lisa works with a diverse range of material culture daily at the NSM but is particularly interested in recouping identities of those who mark stories through thread.
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