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Annual Report 2021–2022, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory



Annual Report 2021–2022, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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7 Registrar, Curator of Southeast Asian Art and Material Culture, Assistant Curator of Territory History, Display Coordinator and more, while ending the year with four new positions to fill: Head of Aboriginal Heritage, Education Officer, and two archivist positions (doubling our staff working directly on the Strehlow Collection). We welcomed Louise Partos into the Assistant Director Content and Innovation position, and she immediately hit the ground running, leading the delivery of a major exhibition in collaboration with the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation, and working closely with me on all new art gallery matters. MAGNT saw the retirements of two long-term staff members, Gloria Nasir in Corporate Services and Dr Chris Glasby, who was awarded the position of Emeritus Curator of Annelids by the Board. I sincerely thank them both for their dedication to MAGNT. For me, the most heartening outcome of the year was the recognition by many staff, both new and long term, of the strong and strengthening culture at MAGNT. In August 2021, as MAGNT staff gathered on the lawns to view the online Telstra NATSIAA Ceremony, Dr Barry Russell spoke of the positive and supportive mood saying, Its like a breath of fresh air has blown through the corridors. It took a lot of hard work by numerous staff over some years, focusing on building our communication, collaboration and support structures, both within and between teams. I sincerely thank all those staff throughout the organisation, past and present, for their efforts to achieve this great result. Finally, I wish to extend my thanks to all of the incredibly dedicated staff, Board members and supporters of this wonderful institution, including the Northern Territory Government. I have no doubt that MAGNT will continue to leave a lasting impact on Territorians and visitors to the Territory, and beyond! 7 Marcus Schutenko Director