Head of Gallery & Exhibits
(250) 940-3626 x 302
Andrea is an anthropologist from Guatemala, with over 12 years’ experience in museums. During her career she decided to study abroad and had the opportunity to further her education with a master’s in Social Sciences, with emphasis in Museum Anthropology, and PhD candidacy in Osaka, Japan. She studied at Osaka University and at the National Museum of Ethnology-MINPAKU-SOKENDAI. She is very passionate and has a strong belief in galleries and museums as institutions of change, she believes that collections can be used to uphold past knowledge, but it is important to find ways to connect this information with newer generations, creating links that will ensure understanding, respect, and learning, focusing on engagement and dialogue.
Acting General Manager
(250) 940-3626 x 375
Born in the UK, Sarah moved to Canada as a child and spent her youth painting, drawing, writing, and exploring the outdoors. After studying Psychology & Linguistics at UVic, she returned to her artistic roots to become a successful animal artist for over 10 years, later taking a sabbatical to return to sales, management and online development. She was thrilled to join the Bateman Foundation in 2015, bringing together a profound love of nature and art once again.
Gallery & Retail Associate
(250) 940-3626 x 385
Originally from Caledon, Ontario, Sydney has recently made the move to Victoria and is looking forward to working at the Bateman Foundation. Sydney has been camping, hiking, and participating in the arts since a young age and still very much enjoys the outdoors. She previously worked as a gallerist and administration assistant, and she is looking forward to seeing the beautiful scenery, parks, and culture that Vancouver Island has to offer.