Contact Us




Mailing Address

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON. Canada
M5S 1W7

Please note: Due to the overwhelming number of requests and inquiries we receive, particularly relating to curatorial inquiries, identifying or providing information on shoes from personal collections, or requests for donations, we are not able to respond to everyone. If we are able to assist you with your inquiry someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Please note that due to the small size of our staff we are not able to assist with research or information requests relating to artifacts, not in our collection.

In adherence to standard museum practices, the Bata Shoe Museum does not provide financial appraisals or evaluations or assist with the sale of personal property.

Thank you for your interest in the Bata Shoe Museum.


Staff List


Amy Prilika, CPA
Deputy Director of Administration
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Anupsingh Verma,
Office Administrator
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Elizabeth Semmelhack,
Director & Senior Curator

For curatorial inquiries contact:
Nishi Bassi,
Curator and Manager of Exhibitions
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Laura Cunningham,
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Suzanne Petersen,
Collections Manager/Registrar
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Sarah Power,
Head of Communications & Marketing
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Adrienne Naval,
Marketing & Social Media Manager
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Gus Aguirre,
Website & Graphic Designer
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Visitor Services/
Museum Shop

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Facility Rentals

416.979.7799 x 240


Christine Bata Schmidt, Chair
David Bowden, MBA
Katherine Graham Debost
Julia Foster
Victoria Marshall
Anjli Patel
Georgina Steinsky
Mary Symons
Les Tenenbaum
Dawn Wallace
Alexandra Weston