Jun 16, 2020
Vice President, AMaGA Victoria Branch Committee Nominations
Louis Le Vaillant
Spanning over 30 years directorial and curatorial and leadership experience across museum, art galleries and built heritage, Louis Le Vaillant has been dedicated to generating connections to historical and contemporary art and design. In all roles, he has worked to realign, rejuvenate and transition each museum's programs to engage, inform and inspire a diversity of audiences.
Louis Le Vaillant began his career as a Registrar and then Acting Exhibitions Officer at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth in 1986. In 1988 he was appointed as Director | Curator to the Fisher Gallery Pakuranga Arts Society (now Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts). From 1994-2008 he
was Curator of Applied Arts at Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira.
In 2008, Louis Le Vaillant moved to The Johnston Collection in Melbourne where he was appointed Director | Curator. He has been responsible for innovative approaches to programming, championing extensive partnerships and collaborations with thinkers, makers and communities expanding audiences, increasing brand awareness, and developing new income streams to remain sustainable, relevant, and to 'make-old-new-again'.
Louis strongly believes in the role that museums and their collections play in society, and the enjoyment they bring to the community.
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.
As the Manager Libraries, Arts & Culture at Mornington Peninsula Shire, Karina is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of four departments incorporating Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG), Arts and Cultural Development, Libraries and Local History, including the support of local community museums.
Previous positions include Gallery Director at Arts Space Wodonga, General Manager for Centre for Contemporary Photography, Exhibitions Officer at Ian Potter Museum of Art, Senior Curator at Latrobe Gallery, Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator at Koorie Heritage Trust, and Curator/Museum Development Officer at City of Melville and the City of Mandurah in WA; where she was awarded a Museums Australia (WA Branch) Award for improvements to the museum sector.
In addition, Karina has completed a PhD thesis that explores Indigenous languages and collections management practices in Australian and New Zealand museums for the Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research program at Australian National University.
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