MEDIA RELEASE - National Cultural Heritage Committee Re-appointments
3 February 2016
The Australian Government has reappointed the eight
members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee for a term of two years
including the reappointment of Dr Patrick Greene OBE as Chair of the Board.
The National Cultural Heritage Committee advises the
Australian Government on the granting of export permits for Australian
protected objects under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986,
on applications for funding under the National Cultural Heritage Account and on
the National Cultural Heritage Control List.
The Committee’s work is critical to ensuring that
Australia’s most significant cultural objects remain in Australia so that
current and future generations of Australians continue to have access to these
vital parts of our shared identity.
The committee is comprised of eight eminent Australians
who represent Australia’s collecting institutions, universities, Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples and the cultural heritage sector.
The National Cultural Heritage Committee members are:
Chair of the Committee Dr Patrick Greene OBE, Chief
Executive Officer of Museum Victoria;
Mr Joseph Eisenberg OAM, former Creative Director of the
Maitland Regional Art Gallery;
Professor Suzanne Miller, Chief Executive Office of the
Mr Tim Sullivan, Assistant Director, Branch Head National
Collection at the Australian War Memorial;
Dr Graeme Were, senior lecturer and convenor of the
Museum Studies postgraduate program at the University of Queensland;
Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM, Director-General of the
National Library of Australia;
Ms Margie West AM, anthropologist and Emeritus Curator of
Aboriginal Art and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the
Northern Territory; and
Professor Duncan Chappell, Adjunct Professor in the
Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney.
For more information about National Cultural Heritage
Committee visit www.arts.gov.au/movable/committee