Published on 22 December, 2021
The South Australian Museum is thrilled to announce Director Brian Oldman has been named the new Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD).
CAMD is a peak body for Museum Directors of national, state, and regional museums in Australia and New Zealand. It represents its members and provides collaborative input on the issues which concern the museum sector.
When asked how it felt to be named the Chair of CAMD Brian Oldman explained,
“I’m very honoured to be entrusted this role at such challenging time. Museums have never been more important as trusted authorities and safe places for people to visit.”
“I’d like to thank my predecessor Daryl Karp Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy for her leadership and strategy,” Mr Oldman added.
The CAMD Executive meet regularly to discuss issues and priorities and to discuss proposals at the general meetings held biannually.
When asked what issues museums are faced with leading into 2022 Mr Oldman explained,
“Museums must continue to be a part of challenging conversations about the big issues like climate change, reconciliation and the future of digital.”
“I anticipate two of the core pieces of work for museums across Australia and New Zealand will be incorporating First Nations voices and grasping new and immerging digital technology.”
Mr Oldman’s term as Chair has commenced and will run through 2022.
“I can’t wait to lead the CAMD group of executives and be a pivotal part of museum conversation.” Mr Oldman said.