Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor | Artlab Gallery

Beneath the surface

Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor
February 26 – March 12, 2015

In December 1975, Dr. Arthur Nestor, a zoologist and professor at Western University, quit his job and left London, much to the surprise of his colleagues and friends. Because he left in haste, his office was packed up in boxes and stored, remaining undisturbed until the summer of 2014 when renovations at the university led to its rediscovery. Students in Museum and Curatorial Studies have been given the task of sorting through and categorizing his documents, reconstructing his office, and researching his career. Some questions remain: Where did Dr. Nestor go in 1975? What was he actually researching? And why do his remaining documents seem to suggest that he was studying and researching lake monsters in the Great Lakes region? As students dig deeper into the files, answers to these questions will hopefully be found.

Participating Museum Studies students:
Victoria Delledonne, Claire Finlan, Ellen Groh, Tegan Avene Hadisi,  Amy Harrington, Amelia Harris, Sohyun Kang, Sydney Kimber-Johnson, Keely McCavitt, Janeen Mills, Emily Peltier, Sam Roberts, Mackenzie Sinclair, Erik Skouris, Margaret Squires, Jocelyn Tobin.

Sophie Quick, TA
Kirsty Robertson, Professor

Opening Reception: Thursday February 26th > 5-7PM
Remarks: 6PM


Artlab Gallery
Department of Visual Arts
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
Perth Drive, London, Ontario, Canada

For more information please contact:
Susan Edelstein, Gallery Director