A specialist in historical and contemporary Native North American visual arts, Annette de Stecher’s areas of expertise include museum and curatorial studies and material culture research, with a focus on eastern Woodlands and Inuit art.
Her courses include a Native North American arts survey and a range of seminars, in contemporary Indigenous representation, art of the Arctic, commodity and souvenir art, as well as graduate courses that engage with museum collections and materiality. Her courses bring students to Denver and Boulder museums, to encourage appreciation of Indigenous arts collections and critical study.
She received her doctorate from the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University, held a post-Doctoral Fellowship at Laval University, a Research Fellowship at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation, and taught at Carleton, courses relating to historical and contemporary Indigenous representation. As Curator of Inuit Art at Carleton University Art Gallery, she curated the 2013 exhibition, The Past is Present: Memory and Continuity in the Tyler/Brooks Collection of Inuit Art.
Her publications include “Souvenir Art, Collectable Craft, Cultural Heritage: The Wendat of Wendake Quebec,” in Craft and Community: the Material Culture of Place andPolitics (February 2014), “Integrated Practices: Huron-Wendat Traditions of Diplomacy and Museology,” in Journal of Curatorial Studies (April 2014), and the forthcoming “Wendat Arts of Diplomacy: Negotiating Change in the Nineteenth Century” in Beyond Huronia (February 2016).