Seema Hollenberg

Director of Research, Collections, & Exhibitions

Formal headshot of Seema Hollenberg smiling at the camera.

Seema Hollenberg is the Director of Research, Collections, and Exhibitions for human and natural history research and collections. Seema’s Masters of Arts in Anthropology focused on Indigenous museum-based reconciliation, reclamation, and repatriation. With over 30 years institutional experience at leading Canadian museums and art galleries, Seema has led diverse and dynamic museum teams as a senior executive, project manager, and curator for community collaborations, collections care, and exhibitions. Seema recently led the gallery renewal and development for the Manitoba Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward, renewing four permanent galleries and introducing the new Winnipeg Gallery. As past Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Circle (IAC) to the Museum, Seema continues to support the IAC as a standing committee of the Museum Board of Governors, and also serves on the Museum Newcomers Advisory Committee, and the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee. She is Vice-President of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada, and member of the Digital Museum of Canada Advisory Committee.