UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Organisation


Christina Cameron

Christina Cameron’s career as a heritage executive with Parks Canada spans more than thirty-five years. As Director General of National Historic Sites, she provided national direction for Canada’s historic places, focussing on heritage conservation and education programs. Her academic studies in Canada and the United States cover literature, art history and museum studies, including an M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. in architectural history from Laval University in Quebec City. Since the 1970s, she has written extensively on Canadian architecture, heritage management and World Heritage issues. She has served as a member of the Getty’s conservation grants committee as well as a Getty-sponsored international project on values-based management of heritage sites. As head of Canada’s delegation to World Heritage since 1990, she has been actively involved as Chair, Rapporteur and Bureau member, as well as chairing international expert meetings on strategic planning, historic canals, working methods and a global strategy for a representative World Heritage List. Since 2005, she occupies the Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage at the University of Montreal.

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