Jane Sproull Thomson - Ethnographer

Jane Sproull Thomson


Jane is a former museum curator and university lecturer specializing in the art and culture of northern regions, from the prehistoric to contemporary.

Jane is a Research Associate with the Arctic Institute of North America and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

A Nova Scotia native (Bluenose), Jane ran away to sea in 1990 after spending a couple of decades in the bowels of several Canadian museums. Since then, she has talked her way around the world while exploring the cultures of North and Central America, the Antarctic, the British Isles, Europe, and the Far East. She and her husband Callum also ran a consulting business in environmental conservation and interpretation until their recent retirement.

Jane loves dabbling in watercolour and acrylic painting, giving on-board classes for beginners (as a beginner herself). Jane, Callum, their three boys, and their family love the outdoors and spend a lot of time together trying to figure out where they are — in kayaks, on skis, and by foot.