I am a museums and cultural heritage consultant with over thirty years experience managing and curating museum and heritage collections, including historic houses, at a senior level, across all levels of government, the not for profit and tertiary sectors. This includes Head Australian Society and History since 1788 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Manager, Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne, Curator and Curator/Manager at the Historic Houses Trust of NSW (Sydney Living Museums), Elizabeth Farm, Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House, Rouse HIll House and Farm and Meroogal, Nowra, Senior Curator at North Sydney Council, and casual lecturer at the University of Melbourne in house museums and conservation housekeeping.
My extensive experience is in effective museum management, making museums and collections accessible through advocacy, through empowering strategic planning, best practice collection management, engaging public programs and interpretative exhibitions and diverse community consultation. making museums matter.
2018 University of Adelaide ‘Review of University Collections’
2016-18 National Museum of Australia, Canberra: Head Curator on major educational program ‘Defining Moments in Australian History’ https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments
2017 Management of major acquisition of Repco-Brabham BT23A-1 prototype racing car
2017 Organisation of ‘Remembering the Fall of Singapore’ symposium
2013 Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne management of major exhibition and public programs to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Museum