3 April 2023, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories (North Vancouver, British Columbia)
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Zoe Mackoff de Miranda as Director of MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver. Zoe will officially join the MONOVA team on 1 May 2023.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Zoe is deeply committed to community building, arts and culture, diplomacy and inclusion, and authentic relationship building. Zoe has a BA in Art History from the University of Victoria and a MFA from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, UK.
Over 15 Years of Leadership Experience
Zoe has spent the last 15 years working in the arts, culture and technology sectors, in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. Most recently, Zoe was the Director of Business Development at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where she focused on strategic planning and revenue generation.
“I’m thrilled to be joining MONOVA at such an exciting time. With a new purpose-built museum in the heart of The Shipyards, and the rich archives in a beautiful heritage building in Lynn Valley, MONOVA is well positioned to be an inspirational and transformative community hub,” said Zoe Mackoff de Miranda. “I look forward to working closely with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the municipal partners at the City and District of North Vancouver to lead a diverse and inclusive organization where the stories of North Vancouver’s people, places and past come to life.”
An Entrepreneurial Community Builder
“We’re delighted to welcome Zoe Mackoff de Miranda to the MONOVA team,” added NVMA Commission Chair Dee Dhaliwal. “Zoe is entrepreneurial and an instinctive community builder with deep roots in North Vancouver. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact she will make, and supporting her to engage, strengthen and inspire our community by exploring the past, present and future of North Vancouver and its people.”
“One of the best parts of being in executive search is seeing the emergence of new leaders,” noted Menon Dwarka, Senior Vice President of Arts Consulting Group. “Ms. Mackoff de Miranda’s entrepreneurial drive, her boundless energy, and her deep community ties will not only serve MONOVA, but her leadership will be a welcome addition to Canada’s cultural landscape.”
Please join us in welcoming Zoe Mackoff de Miranda to the MONOVA team.
Media Inquiries: Stephen Irving, Marketing and Communications – IrvingS@monova.ca or 778-883-5775
MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, operated by the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, is a shared partner agency of the City and District of North Vancouver.
MONOVA operates both the Museum of North Vancouver (115 West Esplanade) in The Shipyards and the Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road) in Lynn Valley. In addition to the two physical visitor centres, MONOVA supports several other online/offsite experiences for the public to engage with and learn about the past, present and future stories of North Vancouver.
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.