McLennan, Bill (1948 - Jul 2020)

Culture/Community

Canadian

Biography

William (Bill) McLennan received a degree in Arts and Merchandising from Vancouver City College and upon graduation, worked for the City of Vancouver, the MacMillan Planetarium, and Vancouver Centennial Museum, all in the area of exhibit and graphic design. In 1975, McLennan began to work at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) on contract; in 1976, he became a permanent staff member. His initial responsibilities included exhibit design, graphic design, photography, teaching and research. In 1993 he began to curate exhibits, with his first exhibit being 'The Transforming Image'. In 2001 his position title officially changed to Curator. He retired from MOA in 2013, but continued working in the field until 2020.