Kimberly Baker is an artist, researcher, and museum educator deeply committed to arts, heritage and culture public pedagogy. She is the Steveston School Programs Coordinator and oversees the education programs for Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Museum and Steveston Tram in the City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Kimberly is a museum leader and a founding member of the Living Peace Museum in Canada.
She is a University of British Columbia Liu Institute for Global Issues scholar. Her research interests have spanned culturally responsive museum education, Indigenous peace education, socio-cultural issues, and a/r/tograhy. For ten years, Kimberly has conducted extensive research on museums in Malawi and Kenya in Africa. Her most recent articles include Wayfinding Peace: Museums in Conflict Zones, Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education: Vol. Article 2, 2018 and Wayfinding Peace: Museums in Conflict Zones, Canadian Art Teacher: Vol. 16.No. 1 2018.
In recognition of Kimberly's achievements and commitment, she has received awards including the University of British Columbia Four Year Ph.D. Premier Scholarship, Jeanette Andrews Award, UBC Equity Research Grant, and Liu Institute for Global Scholars Award to support her research work in Kenya, Africa.
Throughout her career, Kimberly's goal is to encourage cultural understanding and peace through arts, heritage, and culture education by bringing people together through collective creativity.