The Dunedin City Council has announced the appointment of Cam McCracken to the position of Director of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Dr Sue Bidrose, DCC General Manager City Strategy and Development, says Cam’s experience in management and strategic planning of cultural institutions will consolidate the work done by previous director Elizabeth Caldwell.
“Cam stood out in a field of applicants who were of an extremely high standard. He brings a wealth of experience in this sector and has practical experience in all areas of museum management and the Gallery will benefit greatly from his knowledge.”
Cam will commence his role at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in early October.
Cam has worked in New Zealand’s museums in a range of roles, including, most recently, as Director of the Dowse Art Museum where he was involved in a large capital project developing an outdoor space for the gallery as well as continuing the positive momentum during a period of significant change, while reconnecting with stakeholders to re-energise and refocus the exhibition programme.
He says, “The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is one of New Zealand’s most important art institutions, with an enviable collection and talented team. With the strength of the programme over the past few years, it’s an exciting time to be involved, and I look forward to building on the Gallery’s role as an innovative cultural destination.”
He has also been Executive Director at Auckland’s Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, and Communications and Customer Services Manager and also Exhibitions Manager at Waikato Museum of Art and History.