Andrew Sayers resigns National Museum of Australia directorship
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Director of the Melbourne., Andrew Sayers, has resigned his position effective July 1 in a move that came as a surprise to his colleagues. Sayers cited distance issues as his wife is currently working full time in
Sayers is quoted in a statement as saying, "I leave the museum confident that the reputation of the Museum as the home of our national treasures is one of which we can all be proud. [...] Professionally, I have enjoyed making a contribution to the Museum, yet, as many couples have discovered a 'commuter relationship' is not ideal."
Sayers was contracted for five years, and was only into his third year in the post. Prior to his position at the National Museum, he spent ten years in the same role at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. He also spent thirteen years working as as a curator and assistant director at the. He began his museum career at and Newcastle Region Art Gallery. Following his resignation, Sayers will retire to live in Melbourne with his wife.
- Sally Pryor. "Museum director's shock resignation" — , March 27, 2013
- Australian Associated Press. "National Museum director retires" — , March 27, 2013