Plenary Session: Mark O'Neill

Plenary Session

Mark O'Neill, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation 


Friday, October 19 - 9:30am to 10:15am

Karen Bachmann
Karen Bachmann, outgoing OMA Councillor, introduces Mark O'Neill who will speak of the Corporation's exhibitions, collections and programs, as well as the recently announced Canadian Museum of History.
Mark O'Neill
Mr. O'Neill presents several new acquisitions, including the Econoline camper van that served as Terry Fox's home away from home during his historic marathon in 1980.
Mark O'Neill
Mark O'Neill
Mr. O'Neill presents several exhibitions, programs and publications the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum have recently produced to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Mark O'Neill
Mark O'Neill
Mr. O'Neill discusses the newly announced Canadian Museum of History and invites Delegates to have their say at the My History Museum Website.


Mark O'NeillMr. O’Neill will speak about Canada’s national museums of human and military history and the unique and vital role they play in enhancing public understanding of our country’s past and present, and in fostering a sense of Canadian identity. He will share recent research results that confirm Canadians’ interest in their common history, and will describe how the Civilization and War Museums are responding to that public thirst for information and understanding. He will underline Museums’ role in celebrating and commemorating seminal events and refer in particular to the War Museum’s ground-breaking exhibition about the War of 1812, and the Museum of Civilization’s uniquely Canadian commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Mr. O’Neill will also speak about the Corporation’s deepening commitment to national outreach and the building of partnerships with other cultural institutions from coast to coast to coast.

Mark O’Neill was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (CMCC) in June 2011. A museum professional with over 20 years of experience in the field of arts and culture, Mr. O’Neill joined the CMCC in 2001 as Director, Strategic Planning and Corporate Secretary and has successively assumed increasing responsibilities in order to take on a more prominent leadership role in the Corporation, as Vice-President of Public Affairs and Publishing, and most recently as Director-General of Canada’s military history museum, the Canadian War Museum.

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