Meet The Team

Director & Head Curator

Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande

Manager, researcher and speaker, Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande has been at the head of the Colby-Curtis Museum since 2019. He is a specialist in the history of photography and holds a doctorate in art history on government photography in Quebec. His objective is to make the Colby-Curtis a welcoming, inclusive and intellectually stimulating museum.


Marie-Charlotte Franco

Marie-Charlotte Franco loves being surrounded by objects and telling their stories. Holding a doctorate in museology on the decolonization of museums, she puts all her energy into imagining exhibitions that include the voices of the community. She firmly believes that knowing more about the heritage that surrounds us contributes to the development of pride in identity and respect for a past of which fragments remain almost everywhere.

Assistant Curator

Éloïse Fouquet-Blanchette

Éloïse Fouquet-Blanchette is currently pursuing a master's degree in Museology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her research focuses on the transformation of historic buildings into museums, with a particular interest in documenting the experiences of professionals in regional aeras. Since her Bachelor's degree, Éloïse has gained practical experience through her involvement at the Musée d’art de Joliette, the Centre d’art de Kamouraska, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. Passionate about collection care, she joined the team at the Colby-Curtis Museum in winter 2023 as an assistant curator.

Head of Education

Stéphanie Robert

Stéphanie discovered the wonderful world of museums during her baccalaureate studies in International Studies. Passionate about informal education and new educational approaches, she has developed professionally in the museum education sector since 2009. After Montreal and Valcourt, it is now in the community of Stanstead that she works, armed with passion. for art, history and young people!

Communications and Events Manager

Zoe Desborough

Zoe brings a dynamic blend of expertise to their role as Communications and Events Manager at the Museum. With a robust academic foundation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, coupled with hands-on experience as a successful business owner in the yarn and fibre industry, Zoe offers a multifaceted perspective to their work. Their active engagement in the Stanstead community underscores their commitment to fostering inclusive and community-oriented initiatives within the museum space. Behind the scenes, and camera, Zoe's dedication to effective communication and event management ensures impactful and engaging experiences for all.

Executive Assistant

Alison Hannan


Kathy Lusty-Curtis