The Australian Center for the Moving Image has announced that Paul Bowers, head of exhibitions, collections research, and the exhibitions division at Museums Victoria, has been appointed director of exhibitions and collections. He will take up the post on August 21.
“We are delighted that Paul Bowers will be joining ACMI in this key role,” ACMI director and CEO, Katrina Sedgwick, said. “Our exhibition and collections teams have been going from strength to strength, and as we begin the first stage of ACMI’s renewal, Paul’s extensive experience, his strategic and holistic understanding of the museum sector, and his audience-facing, progressive approach to the development and presentation of award-winning exhibitions will be a real asset to our leadership team.”
Paul joins the center’s staff as it begins to develop plans for a renovation project that, according to a statement issued by ACMI, will “transform the museum both physically and technologically, ensuring it remains at the forefront of twenty-first-century museum practice.” The state of Victoria will fund the first stage of the museum’s refurbishment with a commitment of $5 million, which will be distributed over the next two years.