The Canadian Museum of History is a Crown Corporation as defined and established by the Museums Act. The Corporation oversees the operation of three museums: the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. The Corporation’s overall mandate is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures.
Mark O’Neill was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of History in June 2011. A museum professional with over 20 years of experience in the field of arts and culture, Mr. O’Neill joined the Museum in 2001 as Director, Strategic Planning and Corporate Secretary and successively assumed increasing responsibilities as Vice-President of Public Affairs and Publishing and, most recently, as Director-General of the Canadian War Museum.