Heidi Reitmaier is very excited to join the Myseum team. She has held leadership roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and has worked as a curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Tate Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Art London. She produced radio for the BBC and has written for Art Monthly, Art Forum, and Tate Magazine. In 2018 she returned to her hometown of Toronto after 20+ years abroad, and working to build a city museum that collects and shares the diverse experiences and histories of this unique city is a remarkable opportunity.
Director of Programming
Nadine Villasin Feldman has been engaging diverse communities through cultural programming and meaningful participation in the arts for over 15 years. The former Artistic Director of Carlos Bulosan Theatre, and co-founder of the youth-led Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, she developed multi-arts events and cultural festivals that have nurtured a vibrant community of Filipino-Canadian artists and built a platform for Filipino culture and art in Toronto. Nadine has worked with a variety of community-centred arts organizations (VIBE Arts, Kaeja d’Dance, Drum Artz, Reel Asian Film Festival) curating programs, animating public spaces and producing mid to large scale community performance projects.
Festival and Programming Coordinator
Before joining Myseum, Sarah spent over six years coordinating programming and research activities for many arts outreach organizations and initiatives such as Arts in the Parks, Artists in the Libraries, Blueprint for Life (Social Work and Hip Hop), and founded Parks N’ Wreck, a collective deeply rooted in the Canadian streetdance community, whose annual outdoor events attract hundreds of dancers and local residents.
Sarah is also an accomplished dance professional – performing, programming, and touring with notable dance theatre companies such as the Dora-Award winning Holla Jazz, Gadfly Dance Company, and Mix Mix Dance Company. To expand her capacity to work in arts and culture, Sarah completed her Masters in Public Health in Health Promotion, exploring the landscape of public arts, culture, and well-being.
Programming and Research Coordinator
Kathleen Lew is an arts and museum professional based in Toronto. She has a Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (History; Art History) from Queen’s University. Kathleen has worked on a variety of curatorial and visitor research projects including collaborations with Our Stories Our Truths and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (MOCA). She also has extensive experience engaging youth through the arts at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Centauri Arts. In addition to working at Myseum, Kathleen leads public tours at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and is a member of Toronto’s Feminist Art Collective (FAC).