New Senior Curator of Cultural Heritage
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is delighted to welcome Kirstie Ross as its new Senior Curator of Cultural Heritage, joining Elspeth Wishart and her team.
Kirstie brings to TMAG 19 years’ experience of working in Museums and Archives in New Zealand, most recently from her role as the Social History Curator at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand where she has been for 14 years. She has a strong background in producing quality exhibitions including Gallipoli: the scale of our war, attracting over two million visitors where she was the lead curator and Blood Earth and Fire focusing on New Zealand’s environment, the Maori and European’s understandings and changes to it.
She has experience working with communities to develop and deliver exhibitions and as a Treaty of Waitangi claims historian.
She also worked at the Auckland City Libraries with the special collections. Kirstie has a number of publications to her name and most recently co-authored Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War.
Senior Curator of Cultural Heritage, Elspeth Wishart says “Kirstie will be a great asset to TMAG and the Cultural Heritage department, bringing a solid background in social history as well as a fresh perspective and new skills to the team.”
Kirstie says she is delighted to join the Cultural Heritage team at TMAG. “I am looking forward to working with staff at TMAG to connect both Tasmanians and other visitors to the museum’s rich collections and expertise in diverse and compelling ways.”