Communications and the Arts
The National Museum of Australia's role is to develop and maintain a national collection of historical material and increase awareness and understanding of Australia's history and culture. It fulfils this by undertaking research, managing its collections and providing access through public programs and exhibitions. It's mission is to promote an understanding of Australia's history and an awareness of future possibilities by: - developing, preserving, digitising and exhibiting a significant national collection; - taking a leadership role in research and scholarship; - engaging and providing access for audiences nationally and internationally; and - delivering innovative programmes.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Museum of Australia Act 1980

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    12

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    8 September 1980

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. David Jones 25 June 2015 24 June 2018
Member Ms Ms. Vicki Coltman 27 July 2017 26 July 2020
Member Ms Ms. Fiona Jose 27 July 2017 26 July 2020
Member Ms Ms. Sarah Davies 27 July 2017 26 July 2020
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Dr. Mathew Trinca 17 February 2014 16 February 2019
Member Mr. Alexander Hartman 26 February 2015 25 February 2018
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Benedict (Ben) Maguire 20 August 2015 19 August 2018
Member Mr. Michael Traill AM 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Ms. Maureen Plavsic 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Prof. Catharine Lumby 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
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