Director of Collections and Exhibitions
Joan began working at the Rock County Historical Society in her hometown of Janesville Wisconsin during high school. She worked in the Education Department at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts and as a curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, before moving to Vancouver in 1983 as the trailing spouse of an academic. After having a couple of kids, Joan began working as Curator of History at the Vancouver Museum in 1992. In 2008, she became Director of Collections and Exhibitions.
B.A. History, Grinnell College; Master of Arts in Geography, University of Minnesota
Nancy has worked in various Canadian museums for over twenty years, spending several years working in Saskatchewan’s provincial (historic) park system before moving to the Manitoba Museum as Director of Research, Collections and Programs. Currently, she sits on the board of the Alliance for Arts and Culture in Vancouver and the board of the Canadian Museums Association. She also participates in the City of Vancouver’s Cultural Facilities Implementation Team as the representative for Museums.
B.A. History; Master of Arts in Museum Studies, University of Leicester, England
Director, Development and Marketing
Kate Follington Director of Development and Marketing Kate has been a chameleon of sorts balancing a professional career in the media industry as well as working with a variety of local and international non-profits assisting in communications and development strategies. Kate has worked in Asia and Australia as a radio journalist and on a number of contracts for international NGO’s in Vietnam including the UNDP. Kate continued her passion for content production with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a program producer in Northern and Eastern Australia. Simultaneously, as a board member of the YWCA, Kate raised the profile of challenges faced by indigenous and East Timorese women and coordinated a number of fundraising event and new programs. Kate moved to Vancouver in 2006 and worked freelance for CBC and for the Tides Canada Foundation assisting them with donor education, online content production, and social media strategy. Kate joined the team at the Museum of Vancouver in 2010 as Director of Development and Marketing Education: B.A. Communications, Charles Sturt University
B.A. Communications, Charles Sturt University
Director of Human Resources & Museum Services
Since joining MOV Shannon has taken on an increasing level of responsibility for “people” and “process” related work for MOV. She is passionate about both. Shannon has a background in community development, social housing, human rights issues and privacy/access to information. Whether the goal is changing a work place culture or changing the world, the starting point for her is always the people involved. Shannon joined MOV in 2003.
B.A. History, SFU; CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional)