We're delighted to present the following Keynote Speakers for the Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2016.
Adam Rozan is the Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester Art Museum (Massachusetts, USA), helping lead this century-old institution into the future through innovative programming. An indefatigable advocate for visitors, Rozan is part of a movement to revolutionise the museum visit. In his role at the Worcester Art Museum, he manages education, studio classes, marketing, design, and visitor services. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University Extension School, where he is now an adjunct faculty member.
Dr J Patrick Greene OBE
Patrick Greene was appointed CEO of Museum Victoria in 2002. He is Chair of the National Cultural Heritage Committee and a member of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee. Patrick is a regular speaker at conferences and has lectured on topics such as museum management, science museums and contemporary technology, and tourism in urban regeneration. He has published numerous papers on these subjects as well as monastic archaeology and the nineteenth-century trade in Baltic timber. His book 'Egypt, a fascinating journey' was published in 2011. Patrick was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Salford. He won the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) CEO of the Year Award in 2011.
Jacqui Hemsley has worked throughout the world in the arts sector. She has held positions at Noosa Regional Art Gallery (Assistant Director), Southland Museum and Art Gallery in New Zealand (Acting Director), Latrobe Regional Art Gallery (Director), and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (Director). Since 2009, Jacqui has held the role of Group Leader – Cultural Service with Albury City Council. In 2015, Jacqui was appointed as the inaugural Director of MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury).
Dr Nurin Veis
Nurin Veis is the Manager of Scienceworks. Previous to this role she was a leading curator of human biology and medicine. She has extensive experience in the ethical display of human remains and has played a principal role in establishing guidelines for the ethical display of artworks by people who have experience of mental illness and trauma. She joined Museum Victoria in 1998 where she developed permanent exhibitions for Melbourne Museum including 'The Mind: Enter the Labyrinth', which set an international benchmark for exhibitions based on sensory experiences. Nurin is currently engaged in the evolution of Scienceworks, challenging the way we think of science museums and creating thriving, dynamic experiences where science, culture, industry and innovation come together for visitors of all ages.