Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Curator Hired For Museum

Posted on 8/10/2016 11:33 AM by Pete McIntyre 107.5 KISSFM
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives has hired a new Director/Curator. "We have hired Tracy Satin, who despite the fact we got applications from all over Canada, Tracy lives in Kelowna, so she is close at hand, and she stood head and shoulders above all the other applications," interim curator Ken Mather tells Kiss FM. Satin will be taking over her management duties August 15th. Mather has been filling in at the position since long time curator Ron Candy retired in April. Satin has held numerous jobs over the past 20 years in the museum sector, most recently with the Westbank First Nation's museum. Satin has an MA from the University of Alberta and a Diploma in Collections Management from Sir Sanford Fleming College. "After working as an Assistant Curator at the University of Alberta Classics Museum, she spent three summers doing archaeological excavations in Ossia, Italy, before working as a Conservator at the Scugog Shores Historical Museum in Port Perry, Ontario," reads a media release from the museum. "She then became a Conservation Intern at the International Centre for the study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome and a Conservation Consultant at the Keats-Shelley Memorial House in Rome. She furthered her development in the field of museum conservation at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution from 2001 until 2004. During that time, she worked on the conservation of the 1813 Star Spangled Banner flag in Washington, which inspired the American National Anthem."
Satin worked as the Conservator at the Kelowna Museums from 2004 to 2006, after which she became the Associate Director in charge of collections and conservation for the Kelowna Museums until 2012. Then she was hired by the Westbank First Nations Museum as the Heritage Officer. Board Chairman, Dan Stuart says, “Tracy will be a welcome addition to the museum and archives, especially as we look forward to a new multi-purpose facility to house the museum and art gallery in the future.”

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