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Roger Trugeon Expieience2016 to present:  Museum Consultant

  • From February to June 2021: Museum Consultant to the Eureka Centre Ballarat for redeveopment of their storage area and an audit of collections held at the centre.
  • From January to March 2020: Project Officer for Eureka Centre Ballarat researching selection of objects for Education Program.
  • From June to December 2019: Museum Consultant for Southern Grampians Shire Council. Conducted review of Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum including Collection Management and Exhibitions during 2019, with report and recommendations presented.
  • From February 2019 to present: James Yeomans Dixon Letters - Research Project. Transcribing the letters written by and researching the story of Jim Dixon, who died on 27 November 1940 with the sinking of the RMS Rangitane off the coast of New Zealand during World War Two 
  • From July to December 2018:  Consultant Curatorial Services Project Officer, Eureka Centre, City of Ballarat. Exhibition and collection management services.
  • September, 2017 to July, 2018:  Historical Archives Project Officer, City of Ballarat.  Sorting, cleaning, identifying and documenting City of Ballarat archival records at the Town Hall for potential trasfer to the Public Record Office of Victoria.
  • September, 2016 to August, 2017:  Consultant Curator, Historical Collections Project, City of Ballarat. Reviewing, documenting, cataloguing and providing collection management services for the council's historical collection. 
  • February, 2017 to December, 2019: Curatorial and Collection Mangement Services, Vintage and Classic Car Club of Ballarat.
  • 2016: Casual Project Work, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
  • 2016: Research Project. Object Identification Bibliography Project - Researching references for identifying museum objects found in regional and community history museums

1994 – 2015: The Sovereign Hill Museums Association

  • 2014 to Dec. 2015: Senior Curator, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association and Manager, Gold Museum
  • 2002 to 2014: Deputy Museums Director, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
  • 1994 to 2014: Manager/Curator, Gold Museum, Ballarat
  • Manage the operations and staff of the Gold Museum
  • Prepare applications and acquittals for recurrent funding from Creative Victoria
  • Manage the development and implementation of the exhibitions and public programs of the Gold Museum
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Association’s Collection Management systems and programs
  • Ensure effective documentation, storage, conservation & accessibility of the Association’s museum collections across three sites.
  • Responsible for implementation & assessment of professional museum standards as established under the Museum Accreditation Program.
  • Undertake research into the collections and areas of relevance to the Museum’s programs.
  • Oversee the work program and training of the Gold Museum Society volunteers
  • Contribute to the deliberations of the Sovereign Hill management team

1988 to 1994: Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Rusden Campus.

  • Co-ordinate the Museum Studies Program, including Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters courses.
  • Manage the Museum Studies Unit staff of three
  • Coordinate student selection, student assessment, course development, course appraisal
  • Design & develop new courses including the Master of Applied Science (Museum Studies) & the Graduate Certificate in
  • Environmental & Heritage Interpretation
  • Teach Museum Management 1, Museum management 2, Collection management 1 (computer cataloguing), Marketing & Public Relations
  • Design & write a self-directed learning package for teaching INMAGIC Plus software to Museum Studies students
  • Coordinate & present a range of short training courses for museum volunteers and prospective students
  • Counsel & support to students & staff
  • Develop the comprehensive Museum Studies bibliography, ultimately available in print, on disc and on CD-ROM (in association with RMIT)
  • Member of Faculty Board, 1988-1992

1982-1988: Victorian Ministry for the Arts, Melbourne

  • 1986-1988: Manager, Public Gallery and Museum Services
  • 1985-86: Assistant Manager, Public Gallery and Museum Services

Roger Trugeon Expieience1982-1985: Museums Executive

  • Manage team of five staff and recurrent budget of c. $200,000
  • Develop and coordinate assistance and grants programs for both art galleries and museums, including application processing. Grants to galleries and museums totalled $1.5M per annum.
  • Chair the Gallery Director’s Advisory Panel, the Arts/Tourism Working party reviewing transfer of programs from the Victorian Tourism Commission to the Ministry for the Arts.
  • Served on community museum boards, including Living Museum of the West Management Committee; Museum of Chinese-Australian History Management Committee; Museum Studies
  • Course Advisory Committee; Regional Galleries Association of Victoria (Govt. Observer), Ballarat Conservation Centre (Govt. Observer).
  • Researched and prepared preliminary drafts of the Guidelines for Victorian Museums, later published in 1990
  • Conducted Management Reviews of various museums and art galleries. Reports produced on Buda, and the Living Museum of the West
  • Reviewed museum accreditation schemes and funding programs
  • Secretary to the National Air and Space Museum Working Party
  • Provide advice and assistance on the formation of a range of the State’s 150th Celebration projects including the Children’s Museum, Museum of Chinese – Australian History and the Living Museum of the West.
  • Conducted a comprehensive two year survey of regional museums in Victoria writing a report Museums in Victoria, published in 1984. Included key policy recommendations which formed basis for future programming.
  • Secretary to Museums Advisory Board, 1984-85.
  • Initiation and development of the Museum Resource Service
  • Cataloguing Programme currently involving over 100 museums.
  • Research towards and preparation of Guidelines for Victorian Museums published eventually in 1989.

Roger Trugeon ExpieienceEducation:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (University of Melbourne) 1978
  • Master of Arts (Museum Studies) University of Leicester (U.K.), 1986

Relevant Skills:

  • Policy review and development
  • Project planning
  • Community engagement and programme development
  • Business planning
  • Grant application writing
  • Management reviews
  • Collection Management
  • Vernon Systems cataloguing software
  • Inmagic cataloguing software
  • Significance assessments

Special Achievements:

  • 1995 Museum Achiever of the Year, Museums Australia Inc. (Victoria)
  • 2014 Award of Merit, In recognition of distinguished service to history in Victoria. Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Roger Trugeon ExpieienceProfessional Appointments:

  • Member, Sir Henry Bolte Trust Committee, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, 2016
  • Member, Max Harris Photograph Collection Project Advisory Group, Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, 2016
  • Member, Regional Advisory Committee, Business School, Federation University Australia, 2011-2015
  • Member, Ballarat Historical Society Committee, 1994 - 2015
  • Member, Local History Grants Assessment Panel, Public Record Office Victoria 2008 – 2012
  • Foundation Member, Health and Medicine Museums Section Committee, Museums Association of Australia Inc., 1991 – 2001
  • Convenor and Member, Museum Accreditation Committee (Vic. State Govt.) 1991 – 2001
  • Member, Heritage Sector Standing Committee on Education and Training, Arts Training Victoria, 1991 – 1993
  • Chair, National Museum Training Needs Assessment Study, 1989 – 90
  • Member, Museum Grants Assessment Panel (Vic. State Govt.) 1988 - 1993
  • Member, Museums Advisory Board (Vic State Govt.) 1988 – 1995
  • Member, Museum of Chinese Australian History Trust, 1988 -1991
  • Member, Council of the Museums Association of Australia Inc., 1988/89

Community Work:

  • 1998 – Present; Hon. Secretary, Albert Coates Memorial Trust.
  • Distributes 8 – 15 nursing and medical scholarships per year, mostly in regional Victoria.
  • 2000 – 2009; President, Ballarat Historical Society
  • 2006 – 2015; Member, Ballarat Heritage Advisory Committee

Roger Trugeon ExpieienceCuerrent Professional Affiliations/Memberships:

  • Museums Australia Inc.

Other Memberships:

  • Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Ballarat Historical Society
  • National Gallery Society of Victoria
  • Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute