National Museum of Australia (Board)

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, 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?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
    Acton ACT 2600

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Benedict Maguire 27 October 2022 20 August 2024
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Ms. Katherine McMahon 18 February 2024 17 February 2029
Member Mr. Bernard Salt 17 March 2022 16 March 2025
Member Ms. Bowness Natasha 1 November 2021 31 October 2024
Member Dr. Mike Haywood 5 August 2021 4 August 2024
Member Ms. Sandra Chipchase 5 August 2021 4 August 2024
Member Mr. Peter Walker 5 August 2021 4 August 2024
Member Ms. Clare Wright 27 October 2022 26 October 2025
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