Charlotte Day announced as Associate Director Art Museums at the University of Melbourne

Charlotte-DayRose Hiscock, Director of Museums and Collections at the University of Melbourne, has announced that leading art curator and gallery director, Charlotte Day has been appointed Associate Director, Art Museums, at the University of Melbourne.

Currently Director of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Charlotte will provide leadership to the University’s art museums, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Buxton Contemporary as well as the Treasury Gallery at Old Quad.

Rose said Charlotte’s deep connections with the national and international visual arts sector will be a major asset to the University’s Cultural Commons vision.

“Charlotte has spent two decades working with prominent museums and galleries to commission new work, develop impactful art programming and build significant contemporary collections,” said Rose.

“She has a reputation for innovation and collaboration, is a renowned champion for artists, and is passionate about art-led education. We are so pleased to have Charlotte join the University of Melbourne team at this exciting time.” she said.

Charlotte Day has been the Director at MUMA since 2013. She has extensive curatorial and arts management experience having worked in contemporary art organisations including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and Gertrude Contemporary and for the Michael Buxton Collection of Australian Art.

She has spent over two decades curating local and international projects, and recent exhibitions include co-curating with Dr Brian Martin Tree Story and curating Connecting the World Through Sculpture both at MUMA in 2021.

She is also a leading commissioner of public art, and with Callum Morton and Amy Spiers co-edited the reader Let’s Go Outside: Art in Public in 2022 and worked with ARM Architects on a series of art columns for the Monash Chancellery in 2020.

“I’m looking forward to working with the University’s art collection as well as the curatorial team, staff and students. The University’s art museums – Buxton Contemporary, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the Old Quad – are a compelling and distinctive offer,” said Charlotte.

“As someone who is passionate about art led education, I am excited at the prospect of connecting art, ideas and research with communities, most especially with students of all ages,” she said.

“Charlotte joins the University of Melbourne at an exciting time. The University’s Cultural Commons Strategy demonstrates a strong commitment to the cultural life of our city and state,” said Professor Su Baker, Pro Vice-Chancellor Cultural Partnerships at the University.

“We are building an exceptionally talented team across performing and visual arts and Charlotte joins recent cultural appointments Virginia Lovett, Director Performing Arts; Sir Jonathan Mills, Vice Chancellor’s Creative Fellow; and Brook Andrew, Director Reimaging Museums.”

Charlotte will take up the role in April. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Charlotte Day (sourced)