Ms Daryl Karp AM CE, MoADOPH &
Director of Museum of Australian Democracy, Ms Daryl Karp.
Media Release, MoAD Director receives Queen’s Birthday Honour Award, Museum of Australian Democracy, 10 June 2019
On Monday, 10 June 2019, the Director of MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy), Ms Daryl Karp, was awarded an Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Ms Karp said it is a privilege to be nominated for the award, which recognises and celebrates those who make a difference in the Australian community across a diverse range of fields, including arts, museums and galleries.
“Receiving this award for services to the arts was a great surprise and extremely humbling,” says Ms Karp. “I am delighted that women are being recognised for their work in the arts, particularly for work that is often behind the scenes and not immediately visible. I am deeply committed to helping the next generation of talented women leaders succeed on their chosen paths.
“I also feel very strongly that this award is not just about me, it recognises the important work MoAD is doing and highlights the unique and the trusted position museums hold in Australian society.
“We are creating a leading, 21st-century museum experience that directly connects almost 750,000 online and onsite visitors each year with our extraordinary democracy, celebrating the stories and spirit of our democracy, encouraging civic engagement, and giving people a voice.”
Ms Karp, who has been the director of MoAD for the last five years, has driven dynamic growth and established the museum as a trusted place to engage Australians in our democracy.
As an award-winning museum, MoAD designs and delivers programs, exhibitions and events to engage people in conversation, and empower them to become active citizens.
“I am deeply honoured by both this award and the opportunity to continue talking to Australian’s about our unique democracy,” Ms Karp said.
Is addition to her role as Director of MoAD, Ms Karp is the Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors, which represents the major national, state and regional museums in Australia and New Zealand.