Keeper of Stories
2008 BA, History
2012 MA, History
2019 Museum Collections Assistant, Chimczuk Museum
Melissa Phillips is the Museum Collections Assistant at Windsor’s Chimczuk Museum. As an integral part of the Museum Windsor team, her primary job is to maintain the museum’s impressive permanent collection. You’ll often find Melissa cataloging, numbering, electronically inventorying, and ensuring proper care and storage for artworks and artifacts of all descriptions. A member of the Oneida First Nation of the Thames and a UWindsor-trained historian, Melissa is working to change the course of local history: She’s spoken on the subject of Museum Ethics and Indigenous Peoples to the Canadian Museum Association and participated in the Ontario Museum Organization’s Museum Inclusive Leadership Project.