National Gallery of Australia appoints Deputy Director

Kirsten Paisley_editorialThe National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has announced the appointment of Kirsten Paisley as Deputy Director.

“Kirsten brings significant expertise in arts management and a successful career in fundraising and we are very pleased to be welcoming her to the NGA in Canberra,” said Gerard Vaughan, NGA Director.

Kirsten joins the NGA from the Shepparton Art Museum where she has been Director since 2007 and led the organisation through a period of change and growth. She has held positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and The Art Gallery of Ballarat and has worked in the visual arts sector since joining Heide Museum of Modern Art in 1998.

“I am excited about the opportunity I have been afforded, and honoured to join Gerard as his Deputy, in shaping a new era for the NGA,” said Kirsten Paisley.

Kirsten has a Masters in Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a Senior Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School. She takes up the role on 10 August.

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Image: Kirsten Paisley (supplied)