Museums of Burlington get new Director: Kimberly Anne Watson takes the reigns September 9th.

News 100 blueBy Staff

July 18th, 2019



The Burlington Museums Board announces the upcoming retirement of Museums Director, Barbara Teatero.

Barbara Teatero began her career with the Museums of Burlington over 35 years ago as the Business Manager at Joseph Brant Museum.

Barb Teatero JBMF

Barbara Teatero before city council explaining what she needs to operate the museums once the Joseph Brant site is ready for the public.

For more than 20 years, Barbara has held the position of Director of Museums overseeing Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm.

Teatero withher husband

Barbara Teatero with her husband during the ground breaking ceremony for a transformed Joseph Brant Museum.

Barbara was responsible for amalgamating Burlington’s two museums under the authority of the Burlington Museums Board. She has been instrumental in guiding the Museums programs and events to unprecedented levels of participation. Her signature accomplishment has been the realization of a 25 year vision, which culminated in the renovation and expansion of Joseph Brant Museum, which will open in September. Barbara will begin her retirement in early September.

Kimberly Anne Watson will take up the role of Director of Museums effective September 9, 2019.

Ms. Watson joined the Museums of Burlington in 2015 as Curator, bringing with her various experiences in the cultural heritage field ranging from large national institutions such as the National Museum of Science and Technology, to small municipally run community museums.

Kimberly Anne Watson Museum of Burlington

Kimberly Anne Watson

Prior to taking up her post with the Museums of Burlington, Kimberly was the Curator/Manager of The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum located in Vaughan, Ontario.

For the last several years, Kimberly has been very involved with the transformation of Joseph Brant Museum and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the ‘new’ Joseph Brant Museum will be everything it can be, while at the same ensuring the ongoing care of Ireland House Museum and its collection.

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