Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Changing times

Over the past six months we’ve said goodbye to some familiar faces and we’ve had the opportunity to welcome some new ones into the fold. Magdalena Moore, Collections Assistant at the Museum for that past four years, left in July to devote more time to her position at the Museum of Anthropology. Education Coordinator Greg Robertson left us in December 2005, and Isaac Vanderhorst has taken over the position in March 2006. Isaac comes to us from the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, where he worked as educational programmer and also acted as historical interpreter. He has worked at the Maritime Museum of BC in Victoria as Education Officer and spent last summer working on an archaeological dig in Spain.

Archivist Melanie Hardbattle departed in August 2006 to pursue other opportunities, and Carol Howie has taken over the position on a temporary basis. Carol already knows her way around the Archives – she filled in for seven months between November 2004 and June 2005. She has also worked on various projects here at the West Vancouver Museum & Archives, including the cataloguing of the Hodgson collection. We also have had the benefit of two summer students this year. Julian Hou, a student of architecture at UBC, joined us as Collections Assistant, a position funded by Young Canada Works. UBC law student Darren Penner joined us for his third summer at the museum, to assist with running the Gallery, public programs and education programs.

We would like to welcome our new team members and say a fond farewell to those who are leaving us. Happy trails!

Photo of Julian Hou (left) and Darren Penner (right)


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