Auckland Museum War Memorial announces new Director of Public Experience
Auckland Museum is pleased to share the news that Australian Tim Hart will join the Museum as Director of Public Experience. Tim was most recently Director Public Engagement at Museums Victoria* in Melbourne, where he has been leading a multitude of innovative, high quality experiences and programmes for local, national and international audiences online, onsite and offsite.
Tim has been part of the strategic team behind some of the most iconic and large-scale programming in Australia, including a series of extremely successful international touring exhibitions including, Pompeii, Titanic, Tutankhamun, and Jurassic World each attracting an average of over 300,000 visitors each.
Tim has served on the executive teams at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse) and Museums Victoria, has won numerous national and international awards, and will be a welcome addition to Auckland’s vibrant cultural sector. Tim is a seasoned senior leader with over 25 years’ experience in the Australian GLAM sector and more than a decade’s executive leadership experience with a proven track record of successful digital innovation, research and creativity.
“We are excited to have attracted an industry leader of Tim’s calibre to the Auckland Museum,” says Museum Director Dr. David Gaimster. “We’re delighted that Aucklanders and visitors to the city alike will enjoy exciting Museum experiences and enriched learning opportunities thanks to Tim’s wealth of expertise,” he says.
Tim says he is looking forward to coming to New Zealand: “I’m really excited to be joining the team. Auckland Museum is a very special place and I see wonderful potential to do some really exciting work.”
*Museums Victoria is Australia’s largest public museum organisation. The organisation operates three major state-owned museums in Melbourne Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum and Scienceworks. It also manages the Royal Exhibition Building and a storage facility in Melbourne's City of Moreland and a collection of over 17 million items.