Jason Richard Young


Jason Richard Young is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Geography, McGill University. Drawing on three years of archival research in the British Museum, Musée d’Antiquités Nationales; the Smithsonian Institution, and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, his dissertation, “Mon Cher Ami: Cosmopolitan networks and national museums” explores interactions among the curators of European museums, revealing the existence of a cosmopolitan worldview among their curators. His research adds complexity to our understanding of museums as social and intellectual sites, and reinforces the need to view cosmopolitan connections among curators as an important and overlooked aspect of the history of one of the key sites where national communities were formed, glorified and transmitted to future generations – the museum. Jason’s research was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar Doctoral Fellowship. Jason’s holds an Honours Bachelors degree in History with International Relations, and an interdisciplinary research Masters of Arts, both from the University of British Columbia.