Russell Briggs joins ACMI as Head of Exhibitions
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) welcomes Russell Briggs as ACMI Head of Exhibitions. Mr Briggs begins his appointment with ACMI after several years at Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand, where he held the position of Director of Exhibitions and Programmes from 2010 to 2012. During this time he led acclaimed exhibitions such as AQUA and Outrageous Fortune.
During this time he led acclaimed exhibitions such as AQUA and Outrageous Fortune and their touring exhibitions programs; both nationally and internationally. He joins ACMI after his most recent position as a Director of the War Memorial at the Museum.
In addition to his roles at the Auckland Museum, Russell has been working in an advisory capacity to the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage, promoting international relations with European and Commonwealth museums and art galleries. He is also co-chair and board member of the New Zealand National Digital Forum.
A native of California and graduate of UCLA’s Film School, Russell began his career as an apprentice editor at MGM Studios as well as writing for a number of feature films. Extending his breadth with film and technology, he spent ten years as Creative Director of a multimedia company specialising in rich-media, videogames and engagement strategy. He has an impressive twenty years of experience in award winning cultural content delivery, creative direction and working with not-for-profit organisations and Fortune 500 companies.
Russell begins his tenure at ACMI in sight of upcoming major exhibitions – Candice Breitz: The Character, over the summer and Hollywood Costume, as part of the 2013 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.
ACMI Director, Tony Sweeney, welcomed Russell’s appointment saying he will be an asset to the organisation and its continuing contribution to Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s arts and culture capital.
“Russell’s experience in exhibition programming, together with his digital and online experience, and international networks, will bring additional strength to ACMI’s already leading international profile and our senior management team,” Tony said. “I look forward very much to Russell taking up this position and contributing to ACMI’s ongoing commitment to delivering world class cultural experiences to Australian audiences”
Russell Briggs will begin his appointment as Head of Exhibitions at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image on Monday 12 November, 2012.