Christine Lockett consults with museums, galleries, community centres, and start-ups, offering a full range of integrated services from feasibility studies through strategic planning and interpretive planning. Christine holds a Master’s Degree in Museums Studies and has international experience at the senior management level. Her particular expertise is in creating strategies for museums to engage with audiences, stakeholders, and funders to encourage participation and maintain financial sustainability.
At the Royal Ontario Museum, Christine is currently working with Reich and Petch Design International, creating an interpretive plan for a new permanent gallery about the Dawn of Life on Earth. She is also leading interpretive planning for the new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie, Alberta (also with Reich and Petch Design International).
In 2012, Christine Lockett Associates (working with Design in Three Dimensions) completed a Strategic Plan for the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol. This project encompassed extensive consultation with community, business, and government stakeholders. She was also responsible for an analysis of and recommendations for changes to the Museum and Gaol’s budget and staffing structure. In the same year, Christine participated in +VG Architects’ team in a Feasibility Study for the Pierre Berton Discovery Centre. Her role in this project was to design year-round public programming for the Centre’s target audiences, project attendance, and work with stakeholders in the adjacent town of Kleinburg and City of Vaughan. In 2013, (working with Design in Three Dimensions) Christine completed a strategic plan for the King Township Museum in the context of the Township’s Sustainability Plan and extensive community engagement.
Other recent clients include: the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, and the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.
As Assistant Vice President for Exhibit Planning and Community Programs at the Royal Ontario Museum, Christine led the museum’s temporary exhibit program, organizing international exhibits that broke attendance records and maintained membership levels through a period of partial closure of the museum. She also managed the Outreach program, reducing operating costs while more than doubling offsite attendance.
Christine has taught Exhibit Planning at the Masters level for the University of Toronto, and is an active member of the museum community, participating in provincial, national, and international museum associations.
Christine W. Lockett
Christine Lockett Associates
24 Helena Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6G 2H2
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