Branch Committee 2022 - 2024

Andrew Hiskens, President

Andrew Hiskens, President

Andrew is a respected and experienced leader with a strong background in public programming, events, exhibitions, learning/education, marketing/communications, publishing across the cultural sector. His experience covers both large and smaller organisations, most notably State Library Victoria, the National
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Karina Lamb, Vice President

Karina Lamb, Vice President

Karina holds over 25 years’ with the museum and gallery sector. As the Manager Arts & Libraries at City of Monash, Karina Lamb is responsible for the leadership and management of the arts, library and festival/events portfolios, including the Monash Gallery of Arts (MGA), delivering innovative new ideas, programs and
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Anthony Camm, Secretary

Anthony Camm, Secretary

Anthony is Manager of the Eureka Centre in Ballarat, located at the National Heritage-listed site of the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park. He is leading the process of renewal at the Eureka Centre - the third iteration of a museum at the site since 1998.Anthony was previously the Director of Ararat Gallery TAMA from 2007 to 2018.
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Siobhan Barker, Treasurer

Siobhan Barker, Treasurer

Siobhan's current role is Manager, Finance and Corporate Services for the Association of Australian Dial Before You Dig Services Ltd, a not for profit organisation located in Melbourne and has held this role since early 2015. Siobhan is also Treasurer of the Mordialloc Neighbourhood House Inc and has been on the Committee of Governance since
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Kim Biggs, Ordinary Member

Kim Biggs, Ordinary Member

Kim’s background is in museums, tourism and community cultural development within a regional setting. Her particular expertise lies in strategic planning, policy development and project management with an emphasis on access and sustainability. Kim's current role is an Arts & Culture Advisor with Golden
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Monica Cronin, Ordinary Member

Monica Cronin, Ordinary Member

Monica has worked in museums for over a decade, and for the past eight years she has managed the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History: a small, niche museum, existing within an organisation unrelated to the museum sector. This creates an interesting set of operational complexities. It also means she brings
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Sione Francis, Ordinary Member

Sione Francis, Ordinary Member

Sione is a Tongan Australian born in Narrm (Melbourne) on Boonwurrung Country. As a museum professional, cultural leader, and artist, Sione is committed to serving First Peoples and Pacific First Nations through supporting open dialogues between communities, academics and cultural institutions. With over 25 years'
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Jade Hadfield, Ordinary Member

Jade Hadfield, Ordinary Member

Jade is a Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whatua woman from NZ and has been in Melbourne since 2011. Jade has worked in the cultural sector since 2007 in extremely diverse roles covering outreach, communications, public programs and conservation. Her previous appointments have been at Te Papa, the Grimwade Centre,
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Lucie Paterson, Ordinary Member

Lucie Paterson, Ordinary Member

Lucie is at the forefront of change and innovation in the museum field. With twelve years’ experience at leading cultural organisations, including Te Papa in New Zealand, Southbank Centre in London and now as Head of Experience, Product & Digital at ACMI in Melbourne, Lucie's work shapes the exhibitions and experiences that will
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Megan Sheehy, Ordinary Member

Megan Sheehy, Ordinary Member

Megan is Program Director at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum and a consultant in cultural programming, arts and wellbeing. With 20 years' experience in curatorial and senior management positions across the arts, heritage, museums, music, ideas and health sectors in Australia, Megan is passionate about the growth of
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Committees

Our activities and programs are guided by a number of expert committees whose work is voluntary.

Advisory Committees

Museum Accreditation Program

Elizabeth Marsden, Collections & Archives Manager, College of Design & Social Context, RMIT University (Chair)

Jo-Anne Cooper, Manager, National Communications Museum

Warren Doubleday, Manager, Ballarat Tramway Museum

Samantha Hamilton, Head, Collections, Preservation & Access, Arts Centre Melbourne

Robert Hudson, Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, Aboriginal Culture Centre

Jim McCann, Secretary, AMAGA Victoria Committee

Linda Peacock, Collections Manager, Burke Museum

 

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