EP#28 – Looking back while moving forward with Dr. Marie-Louise Ayres, Dr. Mathew Trinca AM, & Dr. Rachael Coghlan

As COVID-19 changes the rules of access, how do our cultural institutions remain vibrant, relevant, and resilient? In this week’s episode of  Work with Purpose, leaders from three of Australia’s best-loved institutions describe how they and their teams met the challenge.

Doubling down on purpose, seeing COVID as an opportunity for innovation and staying close to local people were three of the successful strategies employed.

Dr. Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General of the National Library of Australia; Dr. Mathew Trinca AM, Director of the National Museum of Australia; and Dr. Rachael Coghlan, CEO and Artistic Director of Craft ACT: Craft and DESIGN Canberra Festival joined us to share their insights at this IPAA Future Leaders conversation.

This episode is hosted by IPAA Future Leaders Committee members Megan Aponte-Payne, Assistant Director at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Michael Sanese, Manager of People and Organisation consulting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Discussed in this episode:

  • How to keep teams connected to maintain morale, ingenuity and innovation
  • Using COVID-19 as an innovation driver across complex organisations
  • Maximising digital and physical exhibition opportunities to keep serving the public
  • Keeping organisations aligned with their vision, mission, and objectives throughout changing circumstances.