Georgiana Stanciu - The Story Behind the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum: a "museum room" at the Infantry School Corps Building in London, Ontario

Georgiana Stanciu was born in Craiova (Romania). In 1990 she obtained an undergraduate degree at the Fine Arts Academy, Bucharest (Romania) in Museum Studies and Art History. In 1991 she joined the National Museum of Art of Romania as junior curator for the European Art Department. Initially keeper for the European Art collection, Georgiana became the Head of the Department in 1995. At the same time, she successfully completed a M.A. degree in International Cultural Relations and Cultural Management at Université de Dijon (France) while attending classes in a joint program with UNESCO Paris (France). She obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Université de Montréal, Québec with a research focusing on the history of collecting in Europe (1864 to 1948). The same year she became Curator at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario. In 2007 she was a European Art Fellow for the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and in May 2012, she became the Executive Director/Curator at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Wolseley Barracks in London, ON. Throughout her career as a museum curator, she had the opportunity to see and experience museum operations in Europe, Asia and North America. In addition to various published papers, conferences, and seminars, Georgiana saw numerous projects completed in the area of exhibit development, collections management and education programs while engaging with a variety of partners and stakeholders.