Jan Allen is an award-winning curator, a writer and an assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation and in the Cultural Studies Program at Queen’s University, Kingston. As the long-standing Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, she developed numerous exhibitions, publications and programs since 1992. She became Acting Director in 2012 and was appointed Director in 2014. Her research has focused on art policy in Canada, electronic media, and socially and politically engaged contemporary art practices. Allen serves on the Advisory Committee of the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, and the Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Kingston. She joined the Board of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries in 2012.
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