Publishing Curriculum Vitae

Miriam Lisa CLAVIR



2018 Fate Accompli: Murder in Quebec City, Bayeux Arts, Calgary
2012 Insinuendo: Murder in the Museum, Bayeux Arts, Calgary (Reviews and comments sent on request)

Literary Short Stories

2017 “The Girls Upstairs”, New Orphic Review, Spring
2016 “The Cue”, The Society, Vol. 13, St. Peter’s College, Muenster, SK, pp. 30-31
2015 “The Girls Upstairs”, Grain Magazine, Vol. 42 No. 3, pp. 90-97
2014 “Campcraft”, The Nashwaak Review, Vol. 32/33, No. 1, Summer/Fall 2014
2012 “Knowing Home”, The Antigonish Review, No. 171, Fall, pp. 105-111

Mystery Short Stories

2017 “Disaster Planning”, on-line, graduate seminar, Conservation and Collections Management, Museum Studies Program, New York University, NY.
2016 “Disaster Planning”, The Whole She-Bang 3, (Anthology), Sisters in Crime, Toronto chapter (Nov. 2016)
2014 “The Dead of Winter”, The Whole She-Bang 2, (Anthology), Sisters in Crime, Toronto chapter (Nov. 2014)


Personal Essays

2015 “Cello-pause”, untethered, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 18-19. Available from untethered.
2015 “Small Jars, Big Gifts”, In Medias Res, St. Thomas Moore College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Vol. 20 #2, Spring, 2015, p. 7. Available from In Media Res.


2014 “Canadian Mysteries”, Mystery Readers Journal, Volume 30 Number 1,



2002 (Authored) Preserving What is Valued: Museums, Conservation and First Nations, UBC Press, 2002


2003 Award for Outstanding Achievement, Conservation Category, Canadian Museums Association

Chapters and Contributions

2017 FORTHCOMING (co-author Ellen Pearlstein) “Museum Conservation” entry, International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Wiley-Blackwell
2015 Coombes, Annie E. and Ruth B. Phillips, (Eds.) “Preserving the Physical Object in Changing Cultural Contexts”, The International Handbooks of Museum Studies: Museum Transformations, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 387-412
2009 “Conservation and Cultural Significance”, Principles of Conservation, (Eds. A. Richmond and A. Bracker) Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, London, pp.139-149

Chapters (Reprinted Articles)

2015 “First Nations Perspectives on Preservation and Museums,” in Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age, Cloonan, Michele Valerie (Ed.), American Library Association Neal-Schuman
2013 Chapter 6, “Preserving What is Valued: Museums, Conservation and First Nations” (2002), reprinted in Historical Perspectives in Preventive Conservation, Sarah Staniforth (Ed.) Vol. 6., Readings in Conservation, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2013, pp. 26 -31
2011 “Preserving Conceptual Integrity: Ethics and Theory in Preventive Conservation”, Changing Views of Textile Conservation (Eds. M.M. Brooks and D.D. Easthop), The Getty Conservation Institute, L.A., pp. 627 -631
2011 “Preserving Conceptual Integrity: Ethics and Theory in Preventive Conservation”, Preventive Conservation in Museums (Ed. C. Caple) Leicester Readers in Museum Studies, Routledge, London, pp. 435 – 444


In my working career as a museum conservator I have had over twenty articles published or reprinted in professional journals or in professional on-line publications.