Branch Committee 2020 - 2022

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 Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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Karina Lamb, Vice President

Karina Lamb, Vice President

Karina Lamb is an accomplished Gallery and Museum Professional with extensive experience in the strategic planning, development and management of cultural venues and museums, including leading teams to deliver innovative exhibitions, education and public programs. Karina is currently the Manager Libraries, Arts & Culture at Mornington Peninsula Shire.
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Padraic Fisher, Secretary

Padraic Fisher, Secretary

Padraic has been a member of the Victorian Branch Committee since 2015 and Vice President since 2018. Padraic is a Director of the National Wool Museum, Geelong. His goal is to continue to champion the needs and role of regional institutions – both paid and volunteer run – and the vital role local government plays in supporting our arts, culture and heritage.
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Michael Symons, Treasurer

Michael Symons, Treasurer

Michael is a barrister practising in Melbourne. He has experience with the management of several cultural organisations, including the Debaters Association of Victoria Inc of which he was President and the Melbourne Music Analysis Summer School Inc of which he was Deputy Chair.
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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 Plains Shire Council.
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Anthony Camm, Ordinary Member

Anthony Camm, Ordinary Member

Anthony Camm 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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Susan Faine, Ordinary Member

Susan Faine, Ordinary Member

I’ve been working with people and their heritage – tangible and intangible – since the 1980s when I ran an arts organisation and annual festival, both focussed on advocating for cultural diversity in the arts. A Deakin Museum Studies alumnus, I was collections curator at the Jewish Museum of Australia, 1997-2012. I also curated three community social history exhibitions there, and supported the museum’s programs and operations as a member of the leadership team.
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Jade Hadfield, Ordinary Member

Jade Hadfield, Ordinary Member

I’m a Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whatua woman from NZ and have been in Melbourne since 2011. I have worked in the cultural sector since 2007 in extremely diverse roles covering outreach, communications, public programs and conservation. My previous appointments have been at Te Papa, the Grimwade Centre, ICCROM, The Koorie Heritage Trust, Artcare and currently at Museums Victoria, working on the Te Pasifika Gallery Redevelopment Project, focusing on community engagement. My interests are in diversifying the cultural sector and brokering the space between collecting institutions and Indigenous Communities.
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Sandra Khazam, Ordinary Member

Sandra Khazam, Ordinary Member

Sandra Khazam has over 25 years in the museum sector, working across community and state institutions and local government. She has worked in curatorial, exhibition, collection, leadership and mentoring roles, including at the Jewish Museum of Australia and Immigration Museum in Melbourne, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. She is currently Art & Heritage Team Leader at City of Port Phillip.
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Lucie Paterson, Ordinary Member

Lucie Paterson, Ordinary Member

Lucie Paterson 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 lead our sector into the future.
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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

Maggi Solly, Museum Consultant (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

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

Jim McCann, Secretary, AMAGA Victoria Committee

Linda Peacock, Collections Manager, Burke Museum

 

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