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Stephanie Bull appointed new Director, MoADOPH

MoAD has appointed Stephanie Bull as its new Director. File image: Kerrie Brewer.

Stephanie Bull appointed new director of MoAD, Canberra Weekly, 24 January 2023

The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) has appointed Stephanie Bull as its new director for the next five years.

Starting in the position from 22 February, Ms Bull comes to the Museum after spending the past five years as Deputy Director at the National Museum of Australia (NMA). Along with that experience, she has an extensive history in the cultural sector, including a position at the Australian War Memorial in exhibition and gallery development. While at the NMA, Ms Bull held a number of roles that incorporated the development of exhibitions, partnerships, and international engagements.

With BA (Hons) majoring in Australian History, Ms Bull has a deep connection and understanding of the cultural and historical makings of Australia. Chair of the MoAD Board, Nick Minchin, says that along with this, she will bring with her exceptional leadership skills and an interest in audience engagement during this exciting time for the Museum.

The gap between directors has been filled in the interim by Deputy Director Andrew Harper, who will be stepping back into the deputy role when Ms Bull commences.

“The Board and I are extremely grateful to Andrew Harper for his outstanding service as our Acting Director for the last seven months and look forward to his continuing involvement with MOAD as Deputy Director,” Mr Minchin said.

Located inside Old Parliament House, MoAD is a place for Australians and international visitors to walk through the history of Australia’s governance. Visitors are able to sit where history was made and policies passed in the Senate and House of Representatives, while constantly changing and evolving exhibitions encourage visitors to get hands-on with democracy.