Collections and Research
CURATOR, INDIGENOUS CULTURES
My first real contact with the McCord Museum was in the early 2000s when I was looking at the notes David Ross McCord had taken while visiting Wendake more than a century earlier. Since then, its outstanding collections have often intrigued and challenged me.
Jonathan Lainey joined the McCord Museum in 2020. He studied anthropology and Indigenous studies at Université Laval and holds a master’s degree in history from the same institution. His areas of interest include the social, political and cultural history of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec and Canada as well as material culture and its interpretation. He has served as Curator, First Peoples, at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau as well as Archivist, indigenous Archives, at Library and Archives Canada.
He has published two books, collaborated in the development of exhibitions and written numerous articles, publications and research reports. He is also a sought-after speaker who has appeared not only in Canada, but also in the Netherlands and Australia at international conferences.