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Laura Oland

Laura Oland is an art historian currently working in the public programs department at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. Oland graduated from Acadia University in 2017 with a Bachelor or Arts Honours in History with a minor in Classics, and later from the University of Glasgow in 2018 with a Masters in Letters: Art History Dress and Textiles. She also completed a one year exchange program at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, where she studied Medieval Scandinavian History and Viking Archaeology. While studying, Oland volunteered for the Randall House Museum in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. Oland also completed an internship with The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, in the Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department, working on the Interwoven Project. Currently, Oland's research is on Alice Lusk Webster, the woman who founded the art department at the New Brunswick Museum in the 1920s and 1930s.

Thesis Title: Alice Lusk Webster: The Woman who brought the World to New Brunswick

Supervisor: Dr. Kristina Huneault

Research Interests:

  • Tudor History
  • Dress History
  • Decorative Arts
  • New Brunswick History
  • Atlantic Canadian History
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