ENVi: A special interest group for school and community engagement professionals working in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums in Victoria, Australia.

About the Committee

ENVi is a volunteer organisation led by members nominated to represent our diverse field.

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2020-21 Committee

Christine Healey, President and Social Media Manager (General Member since 2011)

Curator Education and Community Learning at the Incinerator Gallery. Christine previously worked at the Shrine of Remembrance and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Christine is a PhD candidate at RMIT University researching best practice and pedagogies of art museum educators. Christine’s formal qualifications include a Dip. Ed, UniMelb, an MA in Arts Management, RMIT University and a BFA (Photography), Victorian College of the Arts. Christine is an experienced Visual Thinking Strategies (facilitator and trainer) who values divergent thinking.  christinehealey.com.au

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Michelle Kiag, Treasurer (General Member since 2018)

Michelle is Program Developer for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Developing and supporting school education programs for the National Trust delivered across several heritage properties in Melbourne’s CBD and regional Victoria. Prior to her current role, Michelle worked as Education Developer for Melbourne Water and as a Primary classroom teacher for 8 years. Michelle has completed a BAEd and MEd in Leadership. @michelle_kiag

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Mei Liu, Secretary, (General Member since 2019)

Mei is the Program Coordinator for STEM Education Experiences at Museums Victoria, Scienceworks. Mei develops and supports school education programs, teacher professional learning and education partnerships. Mei is a primary trained educator with a background in science and science communication and has worked in outreach for Questacon and Monash University. Mei is passionate about active learning and student engagement through innovation and making. Mei is a Board Member of Maker Community Inc, a makerspace in Brunswick. Instagram: @scicommlife, Twitter: @makermei, LinkedIn: meiliu1

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Andrew Hiskens, General Member and past President

Andrew Hiskens

Andrew consults to cultural (and other) organisations on issues ranging from education to mentorship and creative problem solving. He was a member of the Senior Management Team at State Library Victoria for 22 years, at different times responsible for events, exhibitions, school programs, marketing and communications, publishing, youth and family programs and the Premiers’ Literary Awards. Andrew is the immediate past president of both ENVi and the national museum education network, Museums Australia Education. @ahiskens

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Melissa Bedford, General Member (since 2013)

Melissa BedfordEducation & Audience Development Officer at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). A registered teacher, Melissa completed studies in studies in Education, Visual Arts and Arts Management at The University of Melbourne. Prior to her employment arts sector, Melissa taught VCE Art, Studio Art and Visual Communication in schools for twelve years and held the position of Head of Visual Arts at Presentation College Windsor from 2005-2009. In 2010 Melissa took up the position of Education Officer at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) where she initiated the Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour (FAST) project and continues to work on a freelance basis.

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Peter Hoban, General Member and past President

Pete Hoban

Pete has recently retired from the role of Team Leader of Education at Sovereign Hill. He has been involved in museum education for over 25 years. Pete has been on the ENVi committee for over 15 years being Treasurer and, more recently as President. He was also Treasurer of the national body of AMAGA Education Network for 6 years. @pdhoban

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Sue Burgess, General Member (since 2020)

Sue is Director of Public Programs at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. In this role Sue oversees exhibition, education and public program development and implementation. She comes to this role having worked and volunteered in museums in Australia and internationally. Sue is passionate about history and engaging visitors in memorable and high quality experiences. @sueburgess3145

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Celia Mallard, General Member (since 2020)

Celia Mallard

Celia is the Education Coordinator at the Chinese Museum. In this role Celia develops and administers school education programs, outreach programs and adult learning programs. Additionally, she currently works as the Events and Professional Development Manager at the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria. Celia has volunteered in a variety of capacities at the Climarte Festival, Courtauld Gallery, and was an intern at MoNA. Celia’s formal qualifications include a BA in Art History from Monash University and a MA in Contemporary Asian Art from the Courtauld Institute, London.

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Alice Barnes, General Member (since 2020)

Acting Team Leader, Education, Sovereign Hill

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Emma Fellows-Cooke, Co-opted Member (since 2020)

Emma is the Education Program Leader at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra. With a passion for hands on learning, she develops and overseeing the running of the education program, teacher professional development and DET Strategic Partners Program. Prior to this role Emma worked as Head of History in a UK secondary school. Emma has also had experience of working with English Heritage at Brodsworth Hall and Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Her formal qualifications are BA hons History and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds.

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Luci Marcuzzo, General Member (since 2020)

Gallery Programs Officer at Mildura Arts Centre

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Stephanie Rosestone, General Member (since 2020)

Stephanie is the Engagement, Learning and Programs Manager, at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. A qualified teacher, Stephanie has taught at both Primary and Secondary schools and worked as an educator for the Sovereign Hill Museums Association and the State Library of Victoria.  Stephanie advocates for the role of cultural institutions to provide immersive and innovative learning experiences that can challenge thinking and broaden perspectives.  Stephanie is a current scholarship recipient for the Women’s Board Leadership Program and an Affiliate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

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Patrick Watt, Co-opted Member

Patrick is the Museum Program Director at Yarra Ranges. Previously Patrick worked at the Burke Museum & Historic Precinct and National Sports Museum at the MCG. Patrick taught drama and English before working as a museum educator at Sovereign Hill and Scienceworks. Patrick is also the state representative at Museums Australia Education and is a board member of International Museum Theatre Alliance, Asia Pacific.

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Ian Watts, Co-opted Member

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Committee member’s postings on this site are their own and do not necessarily represent their employer’s or Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) positions, strategies, or opinions.

Education Network Victoria (ENVi) is a network of museum and gallery education and public program professionals. 

Membership is encouraged via Australian Museums and Galleries Association

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