City hires new manager for Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, January 9, 2013 – The City of Guelph is pleased to announce the hiring of Tammy Adkin to fill the position of Guelph Museums manager. Adkin will start with the City on January 28.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tammy to the City of Guelph and to this position as the manager of Guelph Museums,” says Colleen Clack, general manager of Culture and Tourism. “I am confident Tammy’s experience with innovative programming and new revenue generation opportunities will help move the Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House forward in exciting new directions.”

Anne Holman, chair of the Museum Advisory Committee and who was part of the hiring committee, adds, “I am impressed with Tammy’s years of experience, and I know she will be a great asset to the Guelph Museums team.”

Adkin joins the City of Guelph from Museum London where she has served as partnerships manager. She holds a degree in Communications Studies from the University of Windsor and brings with her considerable experience in museums management, strategic planning, revenue generation and innovative programming.

Prior to her work with Museum London, Adkin spent 15 years with the London Regional Children’s Museum, including 10 years as executive director.

About Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums includes the Guelph Civic Museum, which re-opened last February in the repurposed former Loretto Convent, and McCrae House, a national historic site and birthplace of Lt.-Col. John McCrae, author of the famous First World War poem “In Flanders Fields.” For more information about Guelph Museums, visit guelph.ca/museums.

For more information

Colleen Clack
General Manager 
Culture and Tourism 
T 519-822-1260 x 2588 
colleen.clack@guelph.ca