Christina Cameron

Christina Cameron

Christina Cameron has more than 35 years’ experience as a heritage executive with Parks Canada, serving as director general of National Historic Sites and as secretary to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Since the 1970s, she has written extensively on Canadian architecture, heritage management and world heritage. She has served on the Getty Conservation Institute’s conservation grants committee and a Getty-sponsored international project on values-based management of heritage sites. She has headed Canada’s delegation to World Heritage since 1990, chairing several international expert meetings (on strategic planning, historic canals, cultural landscapes, working methods, a global strategy for a representative World Heritage List and a proposal to establish a World Heritage Indigenous Peoples Council of Experts). Ms. Cameron’s academic studies cover literature, art history and museum studies. She has an MA from Brown University in the United States and a PhD in architectural history from Université Laval in Québec City. In 2005, she was awarded the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage at Université de Montréal. In 2006, she received the Public Service Award of Excellence for Outstanding Career. In 2007, she was elected chair of the World Heritage Committee.