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.

2020-21 Committee

Christine Healey, president & social media manager (member since 2011)

Curator Education and Community Learning at 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

Michelle Kiag, treasurer (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

Gurmeet Kaur, secretary (member since 2021)

Gurmeet is the Education Program Producer for Humanities and Intercultural education at Museums Victoria, Immigration Museum. She is a former secondary classroom teacher of English and Humanities, and has worked internationally on education projects in London, Bangladesh, and Japan. Gurmeet studied International Relations and History at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and completed the Teach First Leadership Program. She is a Board Member at Peril Magazine.

Mei Liu (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

Andrew Hiskens

Andrew Hiskens, past president (member since 1998)

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

Melissa Bedford

Melissa Bedford (member since 2013)

Education & 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.

Pete Hoban

Peter Hoban, past president

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

Sue Burgess (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

Celia Mallard

Celia Mallard (member since 2020)

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.

Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo (member since 2020)

Luci (BAFA, BVA – Hons, RMVA) is multidisciplinary artist, mother, researcher, arts worker, curator and writer. Luci is the Gallery Programs Officer at Mildura Arts Centre (MAC), and has been a part of the team there since the late 90s. Luci’s experience at MAC has been broad, having worked in various roles including exhibitions administration, marketing and promotion and gallery educational and public programs. lucicalliparimarcuzzo.com Instagram: @luci_callipari_marcuzzo Twitter: @lucimarcuzzo

Patrick Watt

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.

Ian Watts, founding member

Sherene Hussan (member since 2021)

Sherene is the Education Director at the Islamic Museum of Australia. She served as vice president, and board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria for eight years. In 2007 Sherene was selected by the Age Newspaper as one of Melbourne’s 100 Most Influential people. In 2016 she was selected as ‘Muslim Woman of the Year’ at the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards (AMAA). Sherene comes to us with previous experience as a chemistry and physics teacher.

David Menzies (member since 2021)

Educator, National Gallery Victoria

Tracey Collie (member since 2021)

Education Programs Officer, Jewish Holocaust Centre Inc.

Tamar Simons (member since 2021)

Jewish Museum of Australia

Linda Bryan (member since 2021)

Visual Arts Educator, Shepparton Art Museum

Christine Evely (member since 2021)

Education Manager, ACMI

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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