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Erich Weidenhammer, Curator

Erich Weidenhammer began working to develop the collection in 2009 along with a group of graduate students at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST). Graduating with a PhD from the University of Toronto in 2014, he continues to lead the project through a part-time contract curator position.

Erich is also an Adjunct Curator for Scientific Processes at Ingenium: Canada’s Museums of Science & Innovation.

Victoria Fisher, Assistant Curator

Victoria Fisher has a PhD from the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST). Her thesis focuses on the material culture of Canadian university departments of Physics, 1890-1939.

Victoria began volunteering with the collection in 2015, and since 2016 has worked with it as a research assistant and assistant curator. This has included a research project focusing on the cataloguing and research of the astronomy collection and developing and running UTSIC’s teaching and outreach program.

Mike Thicke, Web Developer

Mike Thicke with family

Mike is a graduate of the IHPST, a social epistemologist of science, and a web developer. He has developed several versions of UTSIC’s catalogue software since its inception, including its current incarnation as a WordPress plugin. He is currently working to make this software generally available to anyone interested in operating an online museum. It is freely available (as a work-in-progress) in his GitHub repository.

For the last several years Mike taught at Bard College and the Bard Prison Initiative. Beginning in June 2021, Mike is a web developer for Humanities Commons, operated by Michigan State University. He lives in Kingston, New York.