Exit interview: Marcus Schutenko, MAGNT Director

Marcus Schutenko has steered Darwin's Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory out of the 'dark years' and into an award winning future.

Marcus Schutenko admits that his career was Melbourne-centric before he headed to the Top End in 2015.

As CEO of the Museum of Chinese Australian History for three years – and prior to that working with Arts Centre Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission, coordinating festivals, as well as The Store Room Theatre – heading to Darwin to take the helm at the then-troubled Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), was nothing short of challenging.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina