Communications and the Arts
The Australian National Maritime Museum's (ANMM) role is to interpret, preserve and promote Australia's maritime heritage and culture. It fulfils this by undertaking research, acquisitions, managing its collections and heritage vessels and providing access through public programs and exhibitions. The ANMM's strategic direction is to explore and manage maritime heritage in ways that enlighten, inspire and delight people everywhere by: - Developing and managing the National Maritime Collection through research, acquisition, conservation, and interpretation; - Exhibiting the National Maritime Collection and other historical material; - Presenting maritime heritage information through public and learning programs, events, the internet and publications; and - Expanding sponsorship, marketing and other commercial revenue sources.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    20 December 1990

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. John Mullen 17 August 2019 16 August 2022
Member The Hon Ms. Margaret White 10 August 2017 9 August 2020
Member Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM RAN 13 March 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member The Hon. Ian Campbell 11 December 2017 10 December 2020
Member John Longley 5 May 2019 4 May 2022
Member VACANT    
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Kevin Sumption 15 February 2017 14 February 2022
Member Prof. Sarah Derrington 7 March 2019 6 March 2022
Member Mr. David Blackley 13 April 2017 12 April 2020
Member Ms. Alison Page 13 April 2017 12 April 2020
Member Dr. Ian Watt AO 21 March 2019 20 March 2022
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