Meet Our Dedicated Team

The staff and volunteer Board of Directors of the Textile Museum of Canada, work together to implement a transformative vision focussed on people and their stories and art practices held within a global collection. Through artistic and operational strategies, legal and fiduciary oversight, and a comprehensive suite of policies, we are making our spaces welcoming to all. 

To inquire about Board opportunities, please contact apajak@textilemuseum.ca
Job postings when available are found here.
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Kirsten Kamper
Director & CEO
(416) 599-5321 x15
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Julia Brucculieri
She/Her
Assistant Curator
jbrucculieri@textilemuseum.ca
I have a background in fashion and lifestyle journalism and a deep interest in exploring fashion, clothing, and textiles as material culture. I am a deeply curious person who loves telling stories through my work.
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Sheryl Johnson
Director
My grandmother, from Barbados, made dolls and used them to tell stories about her childhood, her friends and our family. Storytelling is in my soul, similarly, the Textile Museum of Canada shares narratives of culture and history. So proud to be part of the team expanding this welcoming space to tell culturally important stories across Canada.
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Elaine Lam
Trustee
Dr. Elaine Lam, ICD.D. brings twenty years of experience in education, public policy and governance to the board. Having worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors, Elaine brings her collaborative and entrepreneurial style to building key partnerships that enable a broader reach.
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Callie Legault
She/Her
Visitor and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
clegault@textilemuseum.ca
I have a background in costume design and construction, and have a passion for exploring history through textiles. At the Museum, I enjoy connecting with other artists, textile enthusiasts, and our dedicated volunteer community.
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Jane Motz-Hayes
Director
Armando Perla sitting on a white couch against a white wall. Armando has a dark coloured beard and short dark hair. They are wearing a black sheer top with solid black crisscrossing ties. They are wearing a silver watch and rings while leaning against the arm of the couch.
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Armando Perla
He/They
Head Curator
aperla@textilemuseum.ca
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Raven Spiratos
Manager, Community Outreach & Learning Programs
rspiratos@textilemusem.ca
Rooted in care and collaboration, I am dedicated to supporting artists and community members through intentional, accessible and inclusive programming. Spiratos is also a curator, researcher and writer with a Master’s degree in Art History and Communication, supervised by Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson.
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Tiana Atherton
Gift Shop Salesperson
tatherton@textilemuseum.ca
Tiana is a textile artist with a wide range of experience including spinning, wet felting, weaving and piecing. A recent graduate of Concordia University in Fibres and Material Practices, she loves learning and talking about the technical and historical aspects of textile creation.
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Amanda Pajak
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Administration
apajak@textilemuseum.ca
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Former Chief of Staff of the American Federations of Arts in New York, NY; holds a Masters in Arts Business from New York University and a Master’s in Art History and Dress History from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, UK.
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Tristan Smyth
they/them
Chair
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Sherry Farrell Racette
she/her
Director
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Nina Rafique
Visitor Experience Salesperson
nrafique@textilemuseum.ca
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Dorothy Wong
Visitor Experience Salesperson
dwong@textilemuseum.ca
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Therisa Rogers
Trustee
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Roxane Shaughnessy
Senior Curator, Manager of Collection
(416) 599-5321 x19
rshaughnessy@textilemuseum.ca
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Mab Coates-Davies
Senior Manager, Visitor Engagement and Operations
(416) 599-5321 x26
mdavies@textilemuseum.ca
I have a background in public history and I love talking to visitors and hearing their stories. I’m passionate about accessibility and welcoming new audiences into the Museum.
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Caitlin Donnelly
She/Her
Digital Marketing Coordinator
(416) 599-5321 x12
cdonnelly@textilemuseum.ca
I love connecting with our supporters around the world – from long-time members to new audiences discovering the Museum virtually. I enjoy costuming and have been learning to sew my own costumes for the past five years!
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Judith E. Harris
Secretary
I have always had a keen interest in textiles—fabric, clothing, fashion, arts or crafts. I am a lawyer in Toronto, practicing in the areas of income tax, business arrangements, and investment products.
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Robert Windrum
Past Chair
I enjoy the Museum as an artist, volunteer, and donor. A depth and breadth of knowledge, creativity, history, and beauty—no other museum connects something familiar to each of us to a sense of wonder and inspiration.