Appointments advance Myseum's vision to convene, curate and share the unique and untold stories of Toronto
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - After a rigorous selection process, the Board of Directors of Myseum of Toronto announced that Jeremy Diamond will join the non-profit organization as CEO in January 2019. A public historian for more than 20 years, Jeremy has held senior leadership roles at various Canadian history organizations, most recently as Executive Director at the Vimy Foundation since 2014, where he led multi-million-dollar initiatives including the building of the Vimy Visitor Education Centre and Vimy Foundation Centennial Park in support of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Centennial Commemorations across Canada and France. Diamond has also acted as Managing Director of Historica Canada and held roles at the Hudson's Bay Company and various museums, historic sites and archives.
"I'm honoured to be joining this dynamic organization and to collaborate with Myseum's staff, community partners, and all Torontonians to share the unique and untold stories of our great city," said Diamond. "Over the past four years, Myseum has done extraordinary work building strong relationships with communities and residents across the city, both online and through programs and exhibitions. As we shift into the next stage of our development, our intention is to make Myseum a world-class brand that actively contributes to a strong and diverse city."
Diane Blake, Chair, Board of Directors, Myseum of Toronto, said: "Jeremy's enthusiasm, collaborative leadership style, and deep knowledge of our city's historical and contemporary issues made him the perfect candidate for this role. As we continue to redefine the museum experience in Toronto, I am confident that Jeremy will help us advance our vision of creating a city where everyone is valued and belongs, where residents and newcomers alike find their own unique place in our community."
In addition to Diamond's appointment, Blake announced four new members to its Board of Directors, who join Founding Directors Ian Bandeen, Maureen Marshall, and Director Parna Sabet-Stephenson. The new members include: Richard Mozer, an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker; Carolyn Ray, CEO and founder of brand consulting firm AUTHENTICA; Paula Hughes, strategic planner and former Director of NYC Department for the Aging, and Janet Chow, Legal Counsel at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. Detailed biographies are available here: http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/about/meet-the-board/
"As I reflect on the past four years, I am grateful for all those who have helped Myseum to develop and grow, including our Founding Directors David Crombie, Bev Tudhope and former Director Jeff Biggar," said Blake. "We are deeply appreciative to Karen Carter, our Founding Executive Director, for all she has done to develop grassroots programming that has engaged thousands of people, and to establish community partnerships across the GTA and with organizations such as Pattison Outdoor, which supported "#TorontoStories", Myseum's recent transit brand awareness campaign."
About Myseum of Toronto
Myseum of Toronto is a non-profit organization established by private citizens in 2014. Through engaging programs and experiences, we convene, curate, and share the stories of Toronto, infusing a sense of curiosity in our past, present and future. Instead of asking people to come to one location to explore art, culture, and history, Myseum delivers programming to all corners of the city, presenting rich and relevant online and offline experiences. This focus on co-creation and collaboration allows all Torontonians to partake in curating our city's social and historical narratives. For additional information on Myseum please visit www.myseumoftoronto.com
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