Janet MacDonald

Head of Learning (Emerita)

Janet MacDonald joined the Royal BC Museum as a program developer in 1998, after 11 years of wide-ranging experience in exhibition and program work at McGill’s Redpath Museum. She holds an MA in museum studies from University of Leicester, a BA in anthropology and art history from McGill, and has studied applied museum studies, museum exhibition and interpretation at Algonquin College.

As head of Learning, Janet oversaw all public and school programming activities as they related to formal and informal learning programs delivered by full-time staff, seasonal staff, contract workers and volunteers. She worked with museum staff, cooperating societies, outside agencies and organizations and other government departments. In developing programs, she sought to explore and ensure a balance between existing popular programs and innovative initiatives designed to address new educational transformations, community engagement and diverse populations.


MA, museum studies, University of Leicester

BA, Anthropology and art history, McGill

Applied museum studies, museum exhibition and interpretation, Algonquin College

Contact Janet MacDonald

Email: jmacdonald@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca