Manager, Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
Area: Natural History, Biodiversity
Exhibitions & Galleries: Gallery of Birds Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity
University of Toronto, 1995-2000
Sheridan College Photography, 1982-83
B.Sc., University of Western Ontario, 1981
Mark Peck is the Manager of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and the ROM Director of the Environmental Visual Communications program with the ROM and Fleming College. Mark has been with the ROM since 1983, with most of that time in Ornithology. He is involved in collections management, public programs, gallery development (Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity), and has served as a curatorial consultant for several exhibitions, including: "Wildlife Photographer of the Year"; Deborah Samuels "Elegy"; "Audubon's Wilderness Palette"; "Birds of Canada"; and "The Nature of Birds: A Photo Essay." He is also a contributing author and photographer for The Birds of Nunavut and wrote the text for Deborah Samuel's book, The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds.
In addition to his duties at the ROM, Mark is the Program Director for the Toronto Ornithological Club, ROM liaison for the Ontario Bird Records Committee, a consultant for Ontario Birds/Ontario Field Ornithologists, and a member of the Ontario Biodiversity Council.
Mark is an avid natural history photographer with a special interest in breeding and nesting birds. He has traveled worldwide with the ROM, but he still considers Ontario and the Canadian Arctic his favourite research locations.
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