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 2018 24 June 2021
Member Ms Ms. Fiona Jose 27 July 2017 26 July 2020
Member Ms Ms. Sarah Davies 27 July 2017 26 July 2020
Member Mr. Tony Nutt AO 2 March 2018 1 March 2021
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Dr. Matthew Trinca 17 February 2019 16 February 2024
Member Mr. Benedict (Ben) Maguire 20 August 2018 19 August 2021
Member Mr. Peter Walker 19 July 2018 18 July 2021
Member Dr. Mike Haywood 19 July 2018 18 July 2021
Member Mr. Stephen Byron 5 May 2019 4 May 2022
Member Ms. Maureen Plavsic 5 May 2019 4 May 2022
Member VACANT    
Member Ms Ms. Vicki Coltman 27 July 2017 26 July 2020
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