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Arts Minister appoints first CEO of National Film and Sound Archive.

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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Peter Garrett MP Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

PG /132 5 September 2008


Arts Minister Peter Garrett today announced the appointment of Dr Darryl McIntyre as the first Chief Executive Officer of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, completing the final phase in the establishment of the Archive as an independent statutory authority.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Darryl McIntyre as inaugural CEO of the newly independent National Film and Sound Archive.”

A highly experienced and skilled arts administrator, it is anticipated Dr McIntyre will commence in this newly established position in late November 2008, for a five-year term.

“I am delighted that Dr McIntyre will be at the helm of the National Film and Sound Archive as his skills and experience will provide high-calibre leadership and governance at a critical time in the Archive’s history,” Mr Garrett said.

“Establishing the National Film and Sound Archive as an independent statutory authority was a key election commitment of the Government, and this world class appointment highlights the enhanced role the Government expects it to play as a national collecting institution.

“With Dr McIntyre heading the Archive, I am confident this important national cultural institution will build on its well-earned reputation for excellence in preservation techniques and that it will continue to expand public access to its precious and exciting collection of film and sound material.”

Since 2003, Dr McIntyre has been the Group Director of Public Programs at the Museum of London in the United Kingdom, where he is responsible for curatorial, exhibitions and design, audience development, education, governance, ICT and the office of the London Museums hub.

Before his move to the UK he was the General Manager of Public Programs at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, where he was responsible for the day-to-day development, delivery and management of education and general public and outreach programs. Dr McIntyre worked in a variety of roles at the National Museum between 1994 and 2003, and prior to that held management positions in the Australian Government departments responsible for the arts.

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