The Museum Historians' National Network provides an information and support network for museum historians working throughout Australia. It organises sessions at the Museums Australia National Conference each year, and special events such as tours and talks.

Among other activities every year are:

  • A bursary program for professional development
  • Sponsoring a museum historian as a keynote speaker at the annual Museums Australia conference
  • An AGM

The Museum Historians' National Network also issues a bi-annual e-newsletter, Timelines, keeping members up-to-date with new museum exhibitions, research projects and special events.

Bursary Program

Historians National Network offers an annual bursary program for the professional development of the network's members.

Download the bursary application form here.


The latest issue of Timelines is now available online.

Members can access all issues of Timelines newsletter here.

Contributions should be sent to the editors at 

If you have any questions, please contact the co-editors Liz Bramley and Nina Bunchan at


National Network Structure

The Museum Historians' National Network is co-ordinated by a Committee President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, with Ordinary Members representing most states and territories.

President: Michelle Stevenson (Vic)
Vice-President: Alison Wishart (NSW)
Treasurer: Eleanor Cave (ACT)
Secretary: Ian Terry (Tas)

Newsletter editors:
Liz Bramley (VIC)
Nina Buchan (VIC)

Bursary coordinator: Ian Terry (TAS)
Bursary Committee:
Alison Wishart (NSW)
Eleanor Cave

Ordinary Members:
Christen Bell (WA)
Snjez Cosic (VIC) 



Like to join this group?

The cost of membership is $11. Please contact the Museums Australia national office to find out how to join this National Network:  

Please note that, in accordance with the Museums Australia Constitution and By-Laws, all members of Museums Australia Special Interest Groups must be current members of Museums Australia.


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