Dr. Tracene Harvey

Director / Curator

College Building 116

About Me: 

Dr. Harvey is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has her PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Alberta.  She became acting director of the Museum of Antiquities in 2008, and became the permanent director in 2009.  Specializing in ancient Greek and Roman coins, she attended the American Numismatics Society Summer Graduate Student Seminar in 2004, and is currently serving as the numismatics specialist for the Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project in Thessaly Greece, a joint project between the 15th Ephorate of Prehistorical and Classical Antiquities at Larissa, Greece and the University of Alberta.

Kaitlyn Bowes

Assistant Curator

Kaitlyn is currently in her final year of a History Honors BA with a focus in Classical studies. She began volunteering at the Museum in 2018 after studying abroad in Rome with the director Dr. Tracene Harvey, who ignited Kaitlyn’s interest in museum work. In the summer of 2019, Kaitlyn expanded on her volunteer work when she began working as a student staff member, working with the Museum’s database. She has since continued to work with the collections through inventory, artefact research, and acquisitioning of new artefacts.     

Mikayla Coad Epp

Assistant Curator

About Me:

Mikayla is a Masters student in Archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis focuses on the ceramics of the Late Bronze Age -- Iron Age transitional period at the border site of Tel Burna, Israel. She ahs 3 season of field work experience in Israel, which aids her hands-on work with the Museum's pottery. Mikayla has been volunteering at the Museum of Antiquities since 2015/2016, and has been an Assistant Curator working on the pottery collection since 2017. Mikayla's role invovles appraising, sorting, storing, cataloguing, and researching the pottery collection. The pottery collection at the Museum consists primarily of fragmentary pottery sherds from Israel and Britain, along with a number of complete original and replica vessels from throughout the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. 

Hannah Medley

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

About Me: 

Hannah Medley is Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Museum. She has recently completed an MA in Northern Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art and previously completed a BA Hons. in European Studies at the University of King's College and Dalhousie University. Though she has just joined the Museum of Antiquities team this year, Hannah has been working and volunteering in museums, galleries, and heritage sites since 2015. At the Museum of Antiquities, she is in charge of communications, social media, museum events, and adult educational programming. 


Lydia Sauder

Educational Programming Coordinator

About me:

Lydia is currently in her final year of a History degree, with a focus on Anglo-Saxon and medieval studies. Her future plans include going to law school to study environmental law. She began volunteering at the Museum in 2017 after learning about numismatics during a study abroad course doing research in the Canterbury Cathedral archives. She began volunteering on the numismatics team before taking over the role of Education Coordinator in 2019. She is now in charge of the Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camps and Crafternoons programs, as well as showcasing the Museum’s educational programs at various community events throughout the year.

Carrie Slager

Numismatic Researcher

About Me: 

Carrie Slager is a third year Kinesiology major pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies, and in her final year of a three year Bachelor of Arts in History. Her main areas of interests in history are ancient Rome and ancient Egypt, with a particular interest in political and military history. Carrie began volunteering at the Museum in 2015, and began working with the coin team in 2016. She is now leading the coin team and her work at the museum involves cataloguing, researching, and photographing the Museum’s ancient coin collection. Her favourite era in the collection is the 3rd century CE, the crisis years of the Roman Empire, and she enjoys working with the Museum’s diverse collection.