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Tracy Puklowski to head QVMAG as City Director

New City of Launceston director of creative arts and cultural services, Tracy Puklowski. Picture: Supplied.

Frances Vinall, New face at QVMAG and the City of Launceston, The Examiner, 18 August 2018

Launceston has a new director of creative arts and cultural services, a role which includes heading up the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

The woman for the job is Tracy Puklowski, who comes to Tasmania following her position as director of New Zealand’s National Army Museum.

Ms Puklowski will start on October 1, and said she was looking forward to starting at the Launceston institution.

“I have had a long-standing interest in QVMAG,” she said.

“It’s a well-respected organisation with a great history, and I love the sheer span of the collections — it creates so much opportunity.

“I firmly believe that arts, culture and heritage has the power to transform communities, and deliver powerful social, economic, and cultural outcomes.

“This role is right in the middle of that conversation, and that’s incredibly exciting for me, both professionally and personally.”

Her resume also includes stints as the associate director of living cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and the associate chief librarian, research collections at the National Library of New Zealand.

She possesses a Bachelor Arts History-English, a Master of Art History (Hons), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies, and is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership program.

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