John McAvity

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John was born in Saint John NB, attended the University of New Brunswick, and is a certified Association Executive. On October 19, 2007, John received an honorary doctorate from the University of New Brunswick, in recognition of his 35-year career in service to Canada’s museum community. Prior to joining the CMA, he worked at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, the New Brunswick Museum, the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings, the Ontario Museum Association, and founded Association Museums New Brunswick. He is active with the International Council of Museums, and has been the executive director of the CMA since 1981. He loves collecting Canadian art, and odd antiques such as fire hydrants and hardware.