McGill University (Retired from School of Information Studies)

Richard Virr joined Rare Book and Special Collections, McGill University Library, as Curator of Manuscripts in 1984, and from 2006 to 2016 he served as Head. For some twenty years he taught Descriptive Bibliography in the School of Information Studies, McGill University. He retired in February 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Church History from McGill University.

He has been active in Anglican Archives and is the Archivist for the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. He has published on various aspects of archives and collection and book history. His most recent publication is: “Exemplars: Medieval Manuscripts in Montreal and the McGill University Library Collection of Books of Hours.” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 39, no. 4 (2016), 73-105. He is co-curator with Prof. Brenda Dunn-Lardeau (UQAM) of the exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, « Un monde resplendissant. Les Livres d’Heures des XIIIe au XVIe siècles des collections au Québec, / A Resplendent World. Books of Hours from the 13th-16th century in Quebec » September 2018 – January 2019.