CEO Blog

  • Kylie exhibition promotion

    13 Feb 2019

    CEO Blog February 2019

    New Museum opportunity

    Newsflash! We are looking for an innovative and experienced leader to plan and implement the delivery of services and programs in our brand new facility, scheduled to open in late 2020. If you are looking for a position where you have the potential to change the lives of generations of Western Australians for the better, consider this.

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    Article
    Alec Coles

  • "Gloved hands are pulling out a drawer filled with perfectly preserved jewel beetles."

    11 Dec 2017

    The WA Collections Sector Working Group - December 2017

    The Collections Sector Working Group (CSWG) held its first meeting on 19 July 2016.  The purpose of the Working Group is to respond to a series of structural and funding changes in the collections sector and consider how to meet the highest strategic priorities of the sector. 

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    Article
    Alec Coles

  • The cover of Home Time by Campbell Whyte

    21 Sep 2017

    Back... with a book!

    Well, it's been a few weeks coming, but I am finally back on-line, following the demise of the weekly CEO News, encouraged by numerous expressions of dismay that CEO News had been terminated (not by me, I hasten to add...)

    I know that this is not quite the same, but let us see how it goes...

    My first 'CEO Blog' is to alert you to a book launch tomorrow night - not by the Museum, but by one of its staff, Engagement Officer, Campbell Whyte.

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    Article
    Alec Coles

  • Loisette Marsh, Barry Wilson and Barry Hutchins. 1970s

    26 Jun 2017

    Vale Barry Wilson

    It was with great sadness that we received news of the recent death of Dr Barry Wilson on 12 June.

    I wish to pay tribute to him and his immense contribution to science, conservation and museums: I am particularly grateful to Diana Jones, who knew him well, for providing much of the information presented here.

    Barry is widely recognised for his enormous contribution to museums and the natural sciences, notably in the discipline of Malacology.

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    Article
    Alec Coles

  • 23 May 2017

    The Next Stage of the Journey

    Yesterday, I was delighted to join Premier Mark McGowan, Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman, members of the WA Museum’s Board of Trustees and Governors of its Foundation at the site of the New Museum for the turning of the first sod.

    This ceremony is an important event in construction projects and marks the start of significant works at the site. For the New Museum project it signals the demolition of non-heritage elements ahead of major construction works, which will start later this year.

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    News
    Alec Coles

  • The Semi-Finalists

    13 Apr 2017

    Balancing the equation

    It is April and so it must be time for the FameLab semi-finals – and it was, again, last night! A packed crowd (literally, there was a significant waiting list for tickets) at the WA Maritime Museum gathered to watch nine exceptional young scientists give insights into their important and in many cases ground-breaking research.

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    Article
    Alec Coles

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