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Michale Lang is recognized for her experience curating, writing books, and producing exhibit text. She is also known for her creative writing of marketing copy and interpretive programs. She has been highly successful in securing grant, corporate and individual funding through the proposals she has written. Her experience in crafting clearly-written strategic planning documents has guided each of the organizations in which she has been involved.

2007 – 2012:
Executive Director and Chief Curator, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
Responsible for: Writing grant and other funding proposals, writing strategic plan and annual operating plans, writing the bi-annual Cairn magazine, writing exhibition text for 4 exhibitions annually including extensive text for Gateway to the Rockies, a permanent exhibition. Also responsible for writing web content and blog.

2004 – 2007
Exhibition Manager: Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta
In addition to duties of Vice President, Access, Collections and Exhibits, served as Project Manager and leader of curatorial vision for Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta exhibition (24,000 sq. ft., $9,000,000). Project successfully completed on time and on budget.

2006 – 2007:
Vice President, Access, Collections and Exhibits (ACE)
Responsible for: Duties listed under previous position of Vice President, Program and Exhibition Development with additional responsibilities for collections management and curatorial direction.

2002 – 2006:
Vice President, Program and Exhibition Development, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Responsible for: Developing and writing a long-term vision for program and exhibition development, chairing exhibition review process to select feature exhibitions, and managing exhibition and program staff.

2001 – 2002: Manager, Programs, Glenbow Museum
2001: Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, Glenbow Museum
2000: Family Public Programmer, Glenbow Museum (Contract Position)

1996 – 1999: Coordinator, Programs, Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum
1995 – 1996: Operations Manager, Alberta Ballet School of Dance
1994 – 1995: Public Programmer/Curator, Fort Calgary Historic Park
1991 – 1993: Executive Director, Lac La Biche Mission Historical Society

Professional Interpreter, Interpretive Guides Association

Master of Education Degree, 2000, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
Degree in Administration and Curriculum Development – Thesis topic was learning assessment.

Master of Arts Degree, 1991, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Thesis entitled Marketing Historic Resources (Walter Jamieson, Supervisor)
Courses included: Marketing Communications; Alberta History; Museum/Historic Resource Management

Internship in Media Relations Department of the Colonial Williamsburg
Foundation, 1990, Williamsburg, Virginia
Duties included writing press releases and backgrounders; assisting media representatives on-site.

General Studies Degree, 1989, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Concentration in Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. Courses included: Technical Writing, Communications, Public Speaking, Tourism Management; Outdoor Education; Marketing; Outdoor Pursuits; Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Studies; Sociology of Sport.


2007 – Present: Chair Banff Public Arts Committee

2008 – 2012: Canadian Museums Association Served on board of directors

2007 – 2008: ICOM Canada
Vice President of (International Committee on Museums) ICOM Canada Executive

1991 – 1996: Alberta Museums Association
Served as President and Past President. Served on Executive Committee and as Vice-President. Formerly served as Councilor and Chair of Publications Committee.

2012: Calgary’s Woman of the Year (Consumer Choice Awards)
2008: Woman of Vision Award
2005: Alberta Centennial Medal
2003: Museums Alberta Distinguished Service Award
1998: The Mayor’s Partnership Award and Museums Alberta Award of Merit