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January 5th Speaker - Mitchell Daniels

Bata Shoe Museum

"All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages"

Important Note: This virtual tour will either be hosted in person with Mitchell Daniels or hybrid or via Zoom, depending on our circumstances in January, 2022. Stay tuned.

All About Shoes

Take a fascinating virtual journey and experience the many facets of footwear: its evolution and symbolism through the ages, the methods and materials of its manufacture and its place in our imaginations.

The BSM’s flagship exhibition, "All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages," is a voyage through four and a half millennia of shoes. As well as presenting an engaging overview of the history of footwear, "All About Shoes" also explores the wider context of our fascinating collection.

Mitchell Daniels-Our Guide & Host

A graduate of Centennial College’s Museum and Cultural Management Post-Grad program and a recipient of the Peter Dickinson Award, Mitchell has been working in the Museum and Heritage sector since 2015 at a variety of different institutions including- Fort York National Historic Site, The Toronto Railway Museum, Heritage Toronto and most recently, at the Bata Shoe Museum as the Digital Programming and Tours Coordinator. In addition, Mitchell also serves as a Board Member for the Whitby Historical Society, Volunteer Historian for the 6th Toronto Scout Group, and Volunteer Historic Cook with the Fort York Historic Foodways Program.

Mitchell also works as a vocalist specializing in Broadway, Jazz, and Opera and has performed at numerous conferences, galas, Government, and sporting events. Mitchell received the Lieutenant Governors Volunteer

Award, the Accessibly Community Volunteer Award and is also a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.