Volunteer & Natureship Coordinator
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Ashley is a wife and a mother to two great kids, and she’s lived in Victoria for the past 12 years. She has a BA and an MA in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Victoria. Some of her professional goals are to promote and create engaging spaces for people to connect over art and important historical objects, and to champion the inclusion of story and intangible meaning to our art, historical objects, and heritage sites. Ashley loves to garden, forage, and explore these wonderful lands to which there are such strong, continuing cultural ties. She’s delighted to be a part of the Bateman Foundation Gallery community.
Gallery & Retail Associate
Teresa (She/her) is a recent UVic English graduate. Her passions include 19th century history and literature, long walks in forests, and a good cup of tea. She loves to collect antique books, photographs, and newspapers in her spare time. Teresa’s passion for nature and art started throughout her childhood, as growing up she was moving around often from the Island to the mainland. Nature has always allowed her to feel grounded no matter where she goes and always fills her with sublime awe.
Head of Gallery & Exhibits
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.