NACO Bursary Committee Chair

Christina Cameron

Last updated: January 26, 2024

A loyal audience member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra since its inception, Christina has also served on the boards of Opera Lyra and Music and Beyond.

In a career of almost 50 years, she has focused on heritage conservation with Parks Canada (1970-2005), then as the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage at the Université de Montréal (2005-2019). At Parks Canada, she provided national direction for the conservation and management of Canada’s National Historic Sites and other federal historic places. In particular, she has worked with UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention since 1987, heading the Canadian delegation for two decades and chairing the World Heritage Committee in 1990 (Banff) and 2008 (Québec).

In collaboration with UNESCO, she spearheads the World Heritage Oral Archives project which features over 70 on-line interviews with key actors in the implementation of the convention. With co-author Mechtild Rössler, she produced Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention (2013) which has subsequently been translated into French, Russian and Chinese. Her most recent book on Evolving Heritage Conservation Practice in the 21st Century was published by Springer Nature (Singapore) in 2023.

In 2007, she received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada, the country’s highest recognition for public service. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 and received the Prix du Québec Gérard-Morisset in 2018 for her contributions to heritage conservation in Canada and abroad.