Jun 22, 2020

Ordinary Members, AMaGA Victoria Branch Committee Nominations

Kim Biggs 

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 has spent almost ten years as a part of the NSW Museum Advisor Network, facilitated by Museums and Galleries NSW. In this role, she  concurrently managed ongoing relationships with six local government bodies as Regional Museum Advisor, and serviced in excess of thirty five community, volunteer run museums across the Riverina Region of NSW.  Following relocation to regional Victoria, Kim commenced as Arts & Culture Advisor with Golden Plains Shire Council in 2019 with ongoing links to small museums in regional communities. Kim offers AMaGA Victoria over 25 years of industry experience, a commitment to the GLAM sector, a passion for enabling community access to collections and to building our stories through a sustainable industry.

 

 

 

Anthony Camm

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. The gallery holds the most comprehensive collection of post-1970s textile art in Australia. From 2013 he combined the gallery directorship with the position of Manager Cultural Services, Ararat Rural City Council. He established the business case, attracted funding and played a critical role in the delivery a transformative $7.73M redevelopment of the Ararat Arts Precinct. This project was completed in time to mark the gallery’s 50th year in 2018.

Anthony has more than 20 years’ experience in arts management, project delivery and policy roles, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Wyndham City Council and Footscray Community Arts Centre. He holds a BA from La Trobe University and a graduate diploma (art history) and postgraduate diploma (art curatorship) from Melbourne University. Past committee roles include Public Galleries Association of Victoria, NETS Victoria and the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists. Hi writing has appeared in Eyeline, Art Monthly and in numerous catalogue essays.

 

 

Susan Faine

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.

Since 2013 I’ve been consulting as collection manager, curator and historian, working mostly with smaller collections - often but not only local government and historical societies - on projects ranging from significance and preservation needs assessments to exhibitions and collection audits.

I’ve been a member of AMaGA since I began working in museums, and am active in my ICOM international committee, ICME. I was for several years an assessor for PROV’s Local History Grants, and Treasurer and VP for Oral History Victoria.

I’d like to be a voice now for the growing number of museum professionals working as independent contractors, and see a position on the AMaGA VIC branch committee as a way of learning more about how this is unfolding.

 

 

Jade Hadfield

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.

I have a BA in Art History from Victoria University (Wellington) and Masters in Conservation of Cultural Materials from the University of Melbourne.

 

Sandra Khazam

Sandra Khazam

Sandra Khazam has over 25 years in the museum sector, working across community and state institutions and local government.

 With experience spanning interpretation of intangible and tangible cultural and built heritage - including management of contested memorials in public spaces - strategic planning and collection policy development, Sandra brings insight and skills in contemporary practice across different disciplines.

 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.

Chair of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Public Art Committee from 2014 to 2019, she also holds a Masters of Museum Studies from Deakin University.

 In a time of ongoing challenges and stress, Sandra brings experience, engagement and support delivered with knowledge, passion and commitment.

 


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Jade Koekoe 

Jade is a newly graduated librarian who has worked within the GLAMR (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records Management) sector for the last eight years. In that time she has developed a love of digital media and communication. Using these skills, she will help the AMaGA VIC Committee advocate for the sector, its members and professionals working within GLAMR, so that our continued importance for social wellbeing and education is recognised.

She has worked at Melbourne Museum with the Sciences department and the Public Information Team, At the Australian Parliamentary Library in Canberra and as ALIA's State Manager for the ACT. Jade also owns her own business, Misskoko the Librarian, where she helps Librarians and Libraries make a rocking online presence.


                                       

Lucie Paterson  

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.

Now more than ever museums need to be visitor-facing and data informed. Lucie would like to be a member of the AMAGA Victoria Branch Committee to further spread her strong commitment to harnessing these opportunities for small to medium and large institutions across Victoria. She is passionate about helping them all make the necessary transformation in the digital era.                                                                              

Over the last three years her work has won domestic (AMAGA) and international awards (GLAMi), and digital products made under Lucie's guidance have been adopted around the world in the UK, South America and New Zealand. Her current work focuses on the $40m redevelopment of ACMI, building a new institution of interactive media and screen culture.

Lucie's work also encompasses internal workforce transformation, embedding user experience and systems thinking across an organisation to increase efficiency in operations. She has broad experience working closely with the executive on strategy in times of change, and implementing transparent and collaborative ways of working.                         

Lucie is on the board of New Zealand’s National Digital Forum, presents at conferences in Australia and overseas and writes regularly about museum process change and practices online.