MLP class

Applications have now closed
for the 2018 Museum Leadership Program.

2018 Museum Leadership Program Faculty

Jeanne Liedtka OAM is Program Director for the 2018 Museum Leadership Program. Jeanne is Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Sir Nicholas Serota CH was Director of Tate 1988-2017 and is currently Chair of Arts Council England. To quote Neil MacGregor, he is 'quite simply a world star of modern museum life'.
Kay Sprinkel Grace consults globally on the essential tasks of leadership to move museums and other non-profit organisations forward.
Amanda Gome is the founder of Notable Media and uses her expertise to guide her clients to building digital profiles, social skills and strategy.
Suzanne Heywood has been working in the area of voice and communication for over 30 years, equipping people with the vocal skills required for public speaking.

Museum Leadership Program
21 - 26 October 2018

About MLP

Presented in association with Museums Galleries Australia, the Museum Leadership Program is an intensive, residential program for high-level museum and gallery professionals. An outstanding international faculty provides participants with the multiple tools now required in leadership roles. The program runs every three years in Sydney.


"Across a week of intense thinking, learning and immersion, the Museum Leadership Program provided a multitude of insights large and small. I dug the well and definitely struck water and, as hoped, reignited the passion for museums as the place to be." Alumni reflect on their MLP experiences.

Who Should Apply

The Museum Leadership Program targets high-level museum and gallery professionals. As class activities are frequently based on applying new tools and techniques to personal experience, you should have several years of challenging work experience in museums or galleries and be in a position to influence change.

Places on the Museum Leadership Program are limited and selection is competitive.

Ten bursaries available for MLP 2018

Arts Tasmania, Arts South Australia, Create NSW and Creative Victoria are supplying bursaries for successful applicants to the 2018 Museum Leadership Program.

Successful Western Australian participants may consider applying to Culture and Arts (WA) for assistance. Successful Queensland participants may consider applying to Arts Queensland funding programs.


Contact with any enquiries.

MLP is an ongoing partnership with Museums Galleries Australia.