In September of this year, MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver welcomed new curator, Andrea Terrón. Andrea is an accomplished anthropologist, curator, lecturer, and museum specialist, who holds a Master’s degree from Osaka University in Social Sciences, specializing in Museum Anthropology. Her work in both her home country of Guatemala and her studies in Japan has brought a welcomed global perspective to MONOVA’s team.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Andrea Terrón as our new Curator,” noted MONOVA Director Zoe Mackoff de Miranda. “She was a national-level curator in her home country of Guatemala where she worked closely with the local Maya communities. Andrea exudes passion for museum collections, curation, and community engagement, we are very happy to have her on our team at MONOVA.”
Most recently Andrea served as the Head of Gallery and Exhibitions at the Bateman Foundation in Victoria. She has previously held positions at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Guatemala as well as the Museo Popol Vuh, which is home to one of the largest collections of Maya. Additionally, she was vice-president of the International Council of Museums-Guatemala and was the British Museum’s Senior Fellow, for the International Training Programme, in 2018.
Andrea’s academic research focused on collection management, textiles in museums, and museums’ roles in identity representation. Her work in the latter particularly examines the Ainu museums of Hokkaido, Japan. As a lecturer, Andrea has taught Mesoamerican Ethnology and Sociology and Exhibit Design at Del Valle University.
“I am very happy to join the team here at MONOVA, it will be a great learning experience; being a part of something bigger with much potential and impact, within a solid museum,” said Térron. “MONOVA is a space where different voices unite to create diversity and unity, a space for all of us to grow, learn and change, together. I am thrilled for the opportunity and looking forward to the challenges.”
We rely on contributions, monthly or one-time gifts, to help MONOVA safeguard and expand our community’s archival and museum collections, build learning experiences and inspire future generations.
Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.