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Kimberly Baker
Liu Scholar, PhD Student, Education
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Kimberly Baker is a museum educator, researcher, scholar and artist. She specializes in culturally responsive education (CRE) and collaborates with local and international organizations to create innovative exhibits, education and public programs. She holds a MA in Art Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a BA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD). Her MA research focused on Culturally Responsive Museum Education at the Museums of Malawi in Africa. She has participated in HIV/Aids and malaria prevention and expressive arts community outreach programs in Malawi and Kenya. Her professional experience includes ten years as a museum educator. Currently, Kimberly leads the education and programs at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Presently, she is undertaking a PhD at UBC in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, Art Education. Her thesis entitled, Wayfinding Peace: Museums in Conflict Zones will illustrate the lessons that can be learnt from museums that provide a forum for active participation and dialogue about peace practices among indigenous cultures of Kenya and Canada.  Her aim is to encourage cultural understanding and peace through arts, heritage and culture education.

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