Museums Australia (Victoria) is electing two new Ordinary Members to the Branch Committee for the 2016-2018 term.

We warmly acknowledge four members who have nominated, and their nominators and seconders who kindly completed the form. Current individual members and representatives of organisational members are invited to vote for preferred candidates for the two vacant Ordinary Member positions. The successful individuals will be appointed to the Branch Committee at our AGM on Tuesday 26 April.

If you are a current member, you will receive an e-mail with a link to our secure online voting form to select your preferred TWO of FOUR candidates. Only financial members are eligible to vote. Votes must be received by 5 pm AEST on Wednesday 16 March 2016.  

To check your membership status, contact us by email or on 8341 7344 / Regional Freecall 1800 680 082.

New Committee Members


The following four individuals have kindly nominated for election. Click each name to view biographical information:

Penelope Bartlau, Artistic Director, Barking Spider Visual Theatre
Louis Le Vaillant, Director, The Johnston Collection, East Melbourne
Mardi Nowak, Senior Curator, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
Dr Nurin Veis, Manager, Scienceworks

Current Committee


The current committee comprises an Executive Committee and Ordinary Committee. The following individuals will remain on the Branch Committee:

Executive Committee
President: Lauren Ellis (elected 2012)
Vice-President: Padraic Fisher – appointed from ordinary committee (co-opted, 2014)
Treasurer: Mr Ian Scott (elected 2010)
Secretary: Mr Jim McCann (elected 2010)

Ordinary Committee
Peter Abbott, CEO, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village (elected 2012)
Lauren Bourke, Coordinator, Community Archives, Public Record Office of Victoria (elected 2014)
Samantha Fabry, Collections Manager, Freemasons Victoria (elected 2014)
Andrew Hiskens, Manager, Learning Services, State Library of Victoria (co-opted 2015)


Please note that only financial members of Museums Australia (Victoria) are eligible to vote.  Eligible members will receive a special e-mail with a link to our secure online voting form. Votes must be received by 5 pm AEST on Wednesday 16 March 2016.