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MARITIME MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW FIRST NATIONS MANAGER

Matt Poll, the ANMM’s new Manager Indigenous Programs

Kevin Sumption, CEO and Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), is delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Poll as the museum’s Manager Indigenous Programs.

‘We are very pleased to have secured Matt from the University of Sydney where he has built an impressive reputation as Assistant Curator of Indigenous Heritage. His experience was built first at the Macleay Museum and most recently at the new Chau Chak Wing Museum. Matt brings over 20 years’ experience and understanding of First Nations cultural and arts practice to our museum and is the perfect person to continue to shape both our Indigenous programs and the National Maritime Collection.’

Matt, who is of South Sea and Torres Strait Islander heritage, said ‘I have been incredibly fortunate over many years to work with indigenous communities and knowledge custodians who have generously provided me with learning experiences through which I have developed a unique understanding of the important need for authenticity in how Indigenous voices are to be brought to the forefront of representing Indigenous culture today.  Accountability and authenticity are not only a part of the consultation process, but more importantly, need to be shown as tangible and visible aspects of public programming and exhibitions outcomes. Continue reading MARITIME MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW FIRST NATIONS MANAGER