Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
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Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Eileen Sarkar

Assistant Deputy Minister
Heritage Canada
Citizenship and Heritage
25 Eddy Street, 4th floor
Gatineau QC
K1A 0M5 Canada

Prior to her appointment in April 2002 as Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Heritage, Ms. Sarkar spent four years as Assistant Deputy Minister, Arts and Heritage, Ms. Sarkar spent five years as Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (Nov 1992 - Feb 1998). From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Sarkar was Director General, Strategy and Plans, and Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations at the Department of Communications. Ms. Sarkar began her career in the public service at the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languagues (1978 - 1981). In 1970, Ms. Sarkar obtained a BA with Honours (first) in English from Carleton University; in 1971, a Maitrise'Anglais (mention tres bien) from La Sorbonne, Paris III; and in 1978, a PhD in Canadian Comparative Literature (French and English) at the University of Ottawa, Thesis title: The Concept of Freedom, in English Canadian and French Canadian Novels of the 1950s. During her years as a graduate student at the Univesity of Ottawa she was a part time lecturer at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Ms. Sarkar was born in Boston and came to Canada in 1964. She is now a Canadian citizen. In September 1998, Ms. Sarkar was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Banff Centre.

Eileen will present Opportunities for Museums in the Knowledge Society.