Richard Lindo

Richard Lindo

Richard Lindo has over 40 years’ experience in the management of cultural resources. His expertise covers curatorial work, collections management, the development and management of museums and historic sites, conservation of museum artifacts, project management, and heritage programming. He began his career as curator at the New Brunswick Museum, later joining Parks Canada, where he held various positions over a period of almost 30 years. First involved in the historic interpretation of various National Historic Sites across Canada, he later played a key role in the upgrade and expansion of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. From 1985 to 1987, he was seconded as project manager to oversee the development of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Returning to Parks Canada, Mr. Lindo was responsible for providing direction to all Parks Canada regions (and all National Historic Sites) relative to interpretation and curatorial matters. He later held directorships of Historic Resources Conservation Branch and Policy and Government Relations Branch, where he oversaw the work of the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office. Upon retiring from Parks Canada in 1998, he was recruited for the position of chief operating officer for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy. The ICCROM comprises over 120 member states, providing training and overseeing restoration projects around the world. In addition to being fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Lindo is proficient in French and Italian.