Bringing the Magic to Hespeler Village

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The Fashion History Museum is a key player  

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Fashion History Museum Founders Kenn Norman & Jonathan Walford

Fashion History Museum Founders

Kenn Norman & Jonathan Walford

Jonathan Walford was born in Vancouver, BC where he attended Simon Fraser University receiving degrees in Canadian History and Museum Studies.  He started working in the museum field in 1977 and has held curatorial positions with several institutions including a position as the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. He has been a private collector of historic fashion from the 17th century to the present for over thirty years and has amassed a collection of over 8,000 pieces ranging from the major couture houses of Paris to humble frocks from mail-order catalogues.  He has authored six books on various subjects of historic dress that have been published in six languages.  Jonathan has been the president of the Costume Society of Ontario, a founding member of the Vintage Fashion Guild, and the artistic director for Kickshaw Productions, which promotes the history of fashion through a variety of media and venues.  Jonathan Walford’s blog here

Kenn Norman was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1978.  He attended Simon Fraser University where he majored in Business Administration to complement his CGA background.  Returning to Toronto in 1984 he embarked on a management career culminating in his position as Director of Finance for Orchestras Canada.  His passion for the arts, culture and heritage field led him to certification as a professional life coach to help entrepreneurs and artists fulfill their dreams which led to a year long leadership course he took in California giving birth to his own dream of the Fashion History Museum
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