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April 23, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Federal Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has today announced the appointment of Dr Mathew Trinca as Director of the National Museum of Australia.

Dr Trinca has worked at the National Museum for more than a decade as both a curator and Assistant Director and has served as Acting Director since July 2013. The appointment is for five years.

National Museum Chair, Daniel Gilbert AM, welcomed the appointment.167430_num698059_600x600

“The National Museum has established itself as a national focal point for examining Australia’s social history and Dr Trinca will take that to the next level,” said Mr Gilbert.

Dr Trinca said he was honoured to accept the appointment and thanked Senator Brandis and the National Museum’s Council, for their support.

“I’m delighted to accept the position of Director of the National Museum, which has a unique role in examining who Australians are, where we have come from and where we are going,”  said Dr Trinca.

Further embracing digital technologies to extend the ‘virtual’  Museum experience to people unable to visit the Canberra site, will be a key focus in coming years, said Dr Trinca.

“The National Museum will also step up efforts to encourage Australians to share their own stories and help create, as much as consume, the Museum experience,” said Dr Trinca.

Dr Trinca joined the National Museum as a senior curator in 2003, after working as a history curator and manager of the MuseumLink program at the Western Australian Museum, in Perth.

In 2006 Dr Trinca was appointed as the Museum’s Assistant Director, Collections, Content and Exhibitions. Dr Trinca has a PhD in history from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. Dr Trinca is also the Secretary of Museums Australia’s National Council Executive.

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