Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design
The National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the Swayn Gallery of Australian Design has an exciting opportunity for a professional to join our Curatorial Centre as the Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design.
The Museum and the Swayn Gallery of Australian Design share the common goal of promoting and advancing public interest and understanding of Australian Design and its history. As a Senior Fellow, you will represent the Museum as an expert in Australian design. You will provide intellectual, creative, and practical leadership to deliver on the Museum’s goal of being a leading national forum for discussions about Australian history, and a world leader in audience engagement.
You will have a well-developed knowledge of curatorial practice and Australian design, culture and history, and an ability to foster an appreciation of the influences and future trends in Australian Design. While recognizing the breadth of interest in Australian design, the forward three years of activity will focus strongly on architecture and landscape architecture; industrial design; fashion, and new media.
Key outputs of the role will include further development of online resources and programs; exhibitions; a series of public events and lectures; and a research and publication program. You will be responsible for establishing and managing relationships with key professional bodies and associations and joining practitioners and others in associated industries and enterprise to the work of the Museum. You will also be responsible for drawing together grant applications to other bodies and forging new collaborations and partnerships.
The role will form part of a team of named curatorial Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Associates who are brought together to focus on areas of particular thematic interest to the Museum. The Senior Fellow will also report to a Steering Group which has responsibility for monitoring and guiding the strategic direction of the Museum’s collaboration with the Swayn Gallery of Australian Design.Find out more
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