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New boss for Auckland War Memorial Museum


Auckland War Memorial Museum has appointed Roy Clare as its new director. 

NBR staff
Thu, 14 Apr 2011

Auckland War Memorial Museum has appointed Roy Clare as its new director.

He takes up the post on August 9, taking over the leadership of the Museum from interim director Sir Don McKinnon. Sir Don took up the temporary position in June last year following the April departure of controversial then-director Vanda Vitali.

Since 2007, Clare has been CEO of the UK's Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), supporting policy development and resourcing improvement initiatives for the sector, including in more than 40 museums in locations across England. From 2000 till 2007, he was director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

In a note to Auckland Museum staff, Mr Clare said: “New Zealand has a long, rich history and I see Auckland as a city at the very heart of the nation's global influence and appeal. The Auckland Museum has a fabulous collection and is able to engage people in countless stories of human endeavour, heroism, passion, suffering, success and resilience".

He was awarded the CBE in June 2007 for his services to museums.

NBR staff
Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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