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Robert Spickler

Past President & Chair of the Nominating Committee (Quebec)


Robert Spickler has worked in the education and cultural sectors for over 35 years. He was the co-founder, co-director and administrative director of Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui (1970-1979) and administrative director of Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde (1985-1987). Mr. Spickler has also held various positions at the Canada Council for the Arts (1983-1985 and 1987-1990). From 1990 to 1995, he was the executive director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and from 1996 to 2008, was the associate director of administration and finance at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He was a member of the advisory group charged with developing arts and cultural policy in Quebec (1991) and presided over the development and management of the Museum Collections Centre in Montreal (1997-2003), the only one of its kind in North America. He has been a member of several boards where he has held a variety of positions. Mr. Spickler has also been very active on the international scene, having served as vice-president of the executive committee of UNESCO’s Canadian office and president of the finance committee at the International Council of Museums (ICOM).