Peel Heritage Complex Welcomes New Manager
BRAMPTON, ON. (Sept. 9, 2011) – The Peel Heritage Complex (PHC) is pleased to welcome Claire Loughheed as the new PHC Manager. In this position, Loughheed will help bring to life an important vision for the PHC, to develop a cohesive and inclusive Peel community through relevant arts, heritage and cultural services.
“The last year has been full of many milestones in the Peel Heritage Complex’s restoration and expansion and we’re very pleased to welcome Claire to the team,” said Chuck Scott, Chair, Peel Heritage Complex Advisory Board. “Claire’s vast experience will help guide us beyond the PHC’s expansion as we look forward to our exciting re-opening in spring 2012.”
Loughheed brings with her nearly 30 years of museum and gallery field experience. Starting as an instructor in the Royal Ontario Museum’s Creative Studio program, her career includes seven years as Program Officer at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She has also consulted on program development for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. At the Worcester Art Museum, she filled the role of Assistant Director of Education before assuming the role of Director of Education at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Loughheed most recently worked as Senior Manager of Culture for the Town of Oakville.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining the Peel Heritage Complex. While there’s certainly a lot to do, with the expansion of the space and the programs, I’m really looking forward to working with the PHC team. The quality of both the staff and the Collection make this an exceptional opportunity,” said Loughheed, Manager, PHC. “I’m also looking forward to connecting with more members of the Peel community as we continue to add their stories and build new partnerships.”
The Peel Heritage Complex is making history. A $13 million restoration and construction project commenced in 2010 to enhance the land and buildings that hold the Region of Peel’s museum, archives and art gallery. When the Complex re-opens in the spring of 2012, there will be expanded exhibition and collection storage. The Peel Heritage Complex is temporarily closed and will re-open in spring 2012.
The Peel Heritage Complex collects, preserves and displays art, artifacts and archival documents significant to Peel’s culture and heritage. Operated by the Region of Peel, the Peel Heritage Complex is located at 9 Wellington St., E. in Brampton. Visit peelheritagecomplex.org for more information.