The beauty of nature and the challenges it faces are the inspiration behind Anne Charpentier’s two Masters degree—one in biology and the other in museology—from the Université de Montréal. A member of the conceptual group whose work spawned the Montréal Biôdome, she is also responsible for its exhibits and cultural offerings. She was also responsible for the cultural gardens at the Montréal Botanical Garden. From 2003 to 2005, she spearheaded the renewal of most of the exhibits at Environment Canada’s Biosphere. Her deeply rooted belief in the importance of access to culture also motivated her work as director of one of a Montreal borough’s libraries and cultural centres. Her accomplishments, along with more than 20 years of involvement in museology and scientific culture earned her the 2005 Outstanding Contribution Award of the Canadian Association of Science Centres.

Since 2008, Anne Charpentier has headed the Montréal Insectarium, a Space for Life. Through the Insectarium’s Metamorphosis, she is following her main interest and motivation: exploring the fascinating relationships that exist between humans and nature.