Consultation Services

Dr. Cutrara currently provides consulting services to museums, archives, libraries, and all other community groups looking to increase access, reach, and awareness of their institutions and collections.

As a consultant for your institution, Dr. Cutrara can: 
  • Develop site-specific strategies for developing and/or promoting an education program that links teachers and students with collections
  • Create and/or manage an exhibition plan that innovatively explores and presents historical and cultural narratives
  • Broker partnerships and stakeholder relations that will develop opportunities maximum impact and reach of collections and programming with community building, cross-promotion, and joint projects  

Consulting services range from one hour virtual strategy meetings to long-term contracts with site visits, staff development, and resource development. Dr. Cutrara is an expert in the field of Canadian history education and can be of particular benefit to those institutions with Canadian collections who are looking to match their collections to the ever changing face of the Canadian peoples.

Contact Dr. Cutrara for more information on how her experience, expertise, and education can develop the reach and impact of your institution. 


BIO

With a PhD from York University in Education (2012) and a focus on meaningful learning in Canadian history education, Dr. Samantha Cutrara has become an expert in her field of teaching and learning history in both traditional and non-traditional sites of education, such as classrooms, museums, and archives.

As a History Education Strategist, Dr. Cutrara develops strategies, projects, and programs to help organizations and individuals teach Canadian history in interesting, meaningful, and comprehensive ways. This has been done by writing curriculum and creating resources, leading professional development sessions for educators, developing museum exhibits and related programming, and building partnerships amongst organizations and individuals.

Dr. Cutrara’s most comprehensive strategic leaderships was in developing and running the Education and Exhibition programs at  Archives of Ontario, Canada’s second largest archives, from 2012-Dec. 2014. In this role, she grew the Education department’s reach from 250 students and teachers a year to over 3,000 students and teachers a year. Her strategic leadership and project management skills also developed the largest, and most successful exhibit the Archives has launched to date. Dear Sadie, Love, lives, and remembrance from Ontario’s First World War has won multiple prestigious awards for content and design and was the 2015 Ontario Museum Association’s choice for Excellence in Exhibits in 2015.

In January 2015, she left the Archives to develop an academic manuscript for UBC Press based on her doctoral research. The first draft of this manuscript, Creating Possibilities: Meaningful learning in Canadian history, was completed in November 2015. Along with her writing, Dr. Cutrara provides consulting services to museums, archives, galleries, and other educators, as well as help students develop their critical civic understanding and awareness at Seneca College as a partial-load Professor in the Liberal Arts department.





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