Heritage Programmer , Ermatinger Old Stone House
in Sault Ste. Marie
My name is William Hollingshead and I have a Bachelor in Fine Arts - Sculpture/Installation Art from the Ontario College of Art and Design University and have recently completed the Certificate in Museum Studies with the Ontario Museum Association. I have been working in museums and galleries for 6 years taking on a variety of role and responsibilities. Having recently relocated to Sault Ste. Marie, my hometown, from the Greater Toronto Area I am working with museums and galleries in the Algoma District such as the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site and Art Gallery of Algoma. My areas of interest are public education programming, strategic planning, exhibit planning and design, and special events and volunteer management. I teach various art classes and workshops in Portfolio Development and Watercolor. I see museums, galleries, and historic sites as a place where not only the past, but also the present can and should assist us in informing the future. A place where we can use these artifacts and histories to foster a discourse, inspire, and engage not only the visitors we serve but also the staff that work in these facilities. A place where communities can come together to share in and experience culture.