Museums and You
Dec 06, 2018
Naomi Gratton
Museums and You
An Ottawa native with over 18 years experience in the sector, Naomi Grattan is a museums consultant and teacher based here in Calgary. Working across Canada and internationally, she has contributed to four major capital projects at senior level, including the construction of two national museums, a wildlife park in the United Arab Emirates, and a project with UNESCO’s agency for the preservation of cultural property based in Italy. Her practice focuses on building organizational capacity and change management, and she is frequently sought to provide leadership in times of transition, working as an interim leader for the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museums Association, and most recently the Hangar Flight Museum. Among her current clients is the creation of the SAM Centre with the Calgary Stampede Foundation. She is sessional faculty in museum studies for the University of Calgary and also teaches for the Alberta Museums Association, and is a founding advisory council member for the Coalition of Museums and Climate Change. She began her career in tech start-ups out of the University of Waterloo, where she completed a degree in rhetoric and writing. She also holds a master’s degree in museum leadership from Royal Roads University, where her research focused on connecting self-leadership with community building in partnership with the Canadian Museums Association.