Powerhouse Museum Director resigns

In the wake of a restructured position, and fashion gala cost blowouts, MAAS Director Dolla Merrillees has stepped down.
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Dolla Merrillees, twitter profile.

Today (26 July), the NSW Government confirmed that Dolla Merrillees, Director of MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) has stepped down from the position, which she has held since April 2016.

Merrillees was Director of Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions at MAAS before her appointment as Director, a role she held from January 2014. Her career also spans managing and developing exhibitions, public and educational programs and collections at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; the Australia Council for the Arts; exhibition management at the Biennale of Sydney, and a five-year tenure at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.

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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