SHELLEY FALCONER

Founding Partner


Shelley Falconer's

Shelley’s 25+ year career history includes national and international experience as a cultural executive, entrepreneur, consultant, curator, educator and administrator. She has worked as a consultant and senior manager with a variety of important cultural organizations including Sotheby’s England, Waddington Galleries, England, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Government of Canada, the Ontario Government, the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

 

We wish Shelley the best of success in her new role as President and CEO of the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

 

 

 

SHAWNA WHITE

Founding Partner, President and CEO


Shawna White has a 25 year career in cultural enterprises. Her varied career includes positions at prestigious institutions including the Ashmolean in Oxford, UK, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the State Museum of New York in Albany. Ms White was a Canadian Art Specialist at Sotheby's (Canada) Inc. for a number of years and most recently served as Assistant Curator and Exhibition Project Manager at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


As a Senior Manager and Consultant, Shawna has been involved with a variety of strategic planning initiatives for government and the not-for profit sectors.

 

Ms. White holds an MA in Classical Archaeology from the State University of New York and a Masters Degree in Museum Studies and Administration from the University of Toronto.

 

 

 

PAMELA CAMPBELL

Managing Director, Decorative Arts Specialist


Ms. Campbell is one of Canada's leading decorative arts experts with an established portfolio of international private, corporate, commercial and public institution clients. While working in the broader field of international fine and decorative arts, Pam has specialized in Canadian Art as well as antique silver and furniture. Pam has developed a broad range of experience in her career, spanning the realms of public museums and art institutions to the commercial art world.


Pam's 25 year career included the position of 'Principle' of her consulting company offering valuation, estate and collection management services and art and antique dealing. Her ten year tenure as 'Specialist' and 'Departmental Director' at Sotheby's Auctioneers involved producing international auctions in Canada. Also, as Head of Special Events for Sotheby's Canada. Pam directed fund raising and appraisal projects for public art galleries and museums across Canada. Ms. Campbell's museum expertise includes curatorial projects with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Pam also enjoyed her experience as a specialist on the popular 'Canadian Antiques Road Show' television program.


Ms. Campbell's has graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England and Queen's University, Ontario. Pam is a past member of the Board of the Volunteer Committee of the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto and a past Secretary of the Canadian Antique Dealers Association.

 

 

 

JOANNE NICOLSON

Manager, Sales & Marketing,


 

 

 

 

 

SAM BERMAN

Principal, Legal Counsel

 

 

 

 

CATHERINE RICHARDS

Associate, Cultural Administration, Policy and Planning

Catherine Richards has held roles at museums, art galleries and heritage sites where her work has included administration and management, collections and exhibition as well as visitor services, marketing and programming. Her interest and focus is in the areas of policy, planning and project management. Catherine has gained her work experience through institutions such as Hillary House National Historic Site/ Aurora Historical Society, Ontario Museum Association (OMA), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation, National Trust UK, McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Textile Museum of Canada. In 2011, she was 1 of 19 Canadians selected to participate in the Getty Leadership Institute/ Alberta Museums Association's inaugural Next Gen: Canada museum leadership training program.

 

Catherine is the City of Oshawa's first dedicated cultural worker in the role of Cultural Development Coordinator. She also currently holds the position of Past Chair for the York Durham Association of Museum and Archives (YDAMA) and is a member of the OMA's Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) Task Force. Catherine holds a Masters of Information in Archives Management/ Cultural Heritage from the University of Toronto, Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College and B.A Honours in Art History and Celtic Studies from the University of Toronto.

 

 

CORRINNE FAIRBANKS

Collections Associate


Corrinne Fairbanks has over 20 years experience in the Cultural Management field in a variety of organizations, always dealing hands on with the acquisition, documentation, care and storage of fine art, artifacts and archival materials. Focusing primarily on Collections Management, she has participated in many facility, storage, collection records development and upgrades; inventory assessment and collection relocation projects.


Ms. Fairbanks uses her finely honed organizational skills to stream line collections, be they objects or data, and to create meaningful and user friendly environments to track and safely maintain the integrity of the content. She is particularly adept at adapting to the unique requirements of any given situation.


Corrinne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Museum Studies from the Ontario Museum Association.

 

I have worked with Shelley over the last few years, both at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and now with Cultural Asset Management Group, and appreciate her ability to work through the process with both the artist, museum and client.

From design through to installation and exhibition, she is able to navigate professionally through the many aesthetic, social, economic, maintenance and environmental consideration inherent in the process.

Joe Fafard, Artist