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New appointments announced for NSW cultural institutions

New appointments announced for NSW cultural institutions
December 3, 2020

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has today announced four new appointments and twelve reappointments across the NSW State Cultural Institutions, which will take effect from 1st January 2021 for three-year terms.

In addition to these, Minister Harwin confirmed two casual appointments for the National Art School Board from 30th November 2020 to 31st May 2021.

Minister Harwin said the appointments continue to bring an impressive breadth of experience that will be invaluable to each board noting “these distinguished people bring significant expertise and experience at a critical time for our cultural institutions which are recovering from the impact of COVID-19.

Professor Katherine Belov and Brian Hartzer will join the Australian Museum Trust. Jennifer Bott, Shauna Jarrett, and Sara Watts are reappointed. Professor Merlin Crossley’s term ends at the end of the year, with Dr Elie Hammam stepping down.

The Art Gallery of NSW Trust welcomes the reappointment of Professor Stephen Bruce Dowton. Lucy Turnbull steps down on 31st December 2020 and will take up a new appointment as Chairperson for the Sydney Opera House Trust.

Anne Dunn, Michael Ebeid, Kathryn Greiner, Deborah Mailman and Kylie Rampa have been reappointed to the Sydney Opera House Trust, with Nicholas Moore finishing his term as Chairperson.

Keryl Collard joins the Library Council of NSW, with Jan Richards retiring.

Naseema Sparks, Penelope Seidler and Christine McDiven all return to the Board of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Andrew Muston joins the National Art School Board and Ross McDiven has been appointed as Chairperson.

Image courtesy of Art Gallery NSW 

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