Josephine Mills is the Director/Curator of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and an Associate Professor in the Department of Art.
She has worked as a curator and public programmer in art galleries and artist-run centres in Saskatoon and Vancouver. Mills has a PhD in Communication Studies from Concordia University and is a graduate of the Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Center. She is the current University Scholar representing the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Mills is the Past President of the Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Organization / Organisation des Directeurs des Musées d’Art du Canada and a past President of the University and College Art Gallery Association of Canada. Mills teaches museum studies courses and supervises undergraduate museum studies internships.
Mills’ research centers around her work with the U of L Art Gallery and thus involves curating exhibitions and producing gallery publications. As well, her interests focus on the relationship between art and concepts of public in Canada with specific attention to issues involved with public collections as well as with public engagement for art galleries and within artist’s practices.