Connecting history to the present and art with everyday life, we bring culture to a wide audience through live presentations and online media.
Meet the Team
Alice McMurtry is passionate about history and the arts. She has worked in the cultural heritage field for nine years with the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto History Museums, Open Studio, Black Creek Pioneer Village, and Lang Pioneer Village. She is currently the Assistant Curator at Hutchison House Museum in Peterborough. With interests in book history and women's history, Alice believes in the power of experiential learning to bring the past to life. A former Printing Fellow at Massey College (University of Toronto), Alice holds a BA in History and English Literature and a Masters in Museum Studies (University of Toronto).
Evan McMurtry is passionate about the power of art to share common experiences, from the everyday to the extraordinary. His interests include Canadian art history, architectural studies, and photography. Evan has worked with the Toronto History Museums for fourteen years creating innovative public programming, including a Canada 150 celebration. He graduated from Queen's University with an Honours BA in Art History and holds a Masters of Education (University of Toronto). He is currently completing his MA in Art History at York University with funding from SSHRC. His article "For Love of God and Love of Architecture": A Brief History of Architectural Ultramontanism at Our Lady of Lourdes Church published in Volume 45 of Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (JSSAC) explores 19th century Toronto architecture from a religious and transatlantic perspective. He is currently working at Clarington Museum and Archives developing exhibitions and programs.