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Media Release • 18 Feb 09

NGV announces appointment of Professor Andrea Hull AO to NGV Council of Trustees

NGV announces appointment of Professor Andrea Hull AO to NGV Council of Trustees

The President of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Council of Trustees, Mr Allan Myers, today announced the appointment of a new Council member, Professor Andrea Hull AO.

Professor Hull’s appointment commenced on 29 January 2009.

Professor Hull is currently Director and Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, a role from which she retires in March 2009 after fourteen years.

Since 1995 under her leadership the VCA has established its reputation as a leading Australian arts organisation, with her introduction of important initiatives to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to art education.

These included such initiatives as establishing a centre to foster and support indigenous artists, a Centre for Ideas, and new approaches to curriculum development. She was also instrumental in raising major funds for scholarships, new academic programs, building projects and master artists programs.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Professor Hull to the Council of Trustees of the NGV”, said Mr Myers.

“She brings extensive experience from her highly successful career in education and arts management, as well as fundraising for the arts”, he said.

“I am very confident that Professor Hull will make an outstanding contribution to the NGV”.

Prior to her leadership of the VCA, Professor Hull held senior roles at international, federal and State levels in cultural, heritage and education areas.

In 2003 she was awarded the Order of Australia for services to the arts, arts education and cultural policy.

Professor Hull said she was delighted to be appointed to the Council of Trustees:

“This appointment is a great honour, and I look forward to taking up this exciting and challenging role”, she said.

“The VCA’s founding school was the NGV Art School, established in 1867. So the VCA and the NGV have a shared history. Having had an immensely enjoyable 14 years with the VCA, I’m delighted to now have a role with the NGV.”