Exit interview: Steven Miller, Librarian and Archivist, AGNSW

For more than thirty years, Steven Miller has built up the Art Gallery of NSW's archive. These are his leaving thoughts on its value.
Steven Miller. Man with glasses wearing white shirt and blue jacket.

For more than 30 years, Steven Miller has been head of the National Art Archive and the Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) – long before it was ever known by that name.

Indeed, when he started working for the Gallery in 1987, in a part-time summer job in the library, it was a ‘rabbit warren’ in the bowels of the South Building (as it is known today) with no natural light. and groaning for space.

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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