SOVEREIGN Hill deputy chief executive officer Tim Sullivan has been appointed to a top Australian War Memorial job.
Mr Sullivan will take up the role of assistant director and national collection branch head in May.
His appointment was announced by the memorial’s director Dr Brendan Nelson on Wednesday.
Mr Sullivan said he was honoured by being given the position.
“It has always been of special personal significance to me because of the service of members of my family in two world wars,” Mr Sullivan said.
“I have admired the outstanding quality of the work done in the exhibition redevelopments in recent years, and the effort in creating access for all Australians to its collections, research and archival information.
“There are great plans for commemorating the outbreak of the First World War and the centenary of ANZAC, and I look forward to being a part of that work.”
Mr Sullivan will manage the national collection branch, founded by Charles Bean and John Treloar who began collecting records and relics during WWI.
Today, the collection incorporates art, photographs, film, sound recordings, official and private records and items of military heraldry and technology.
Mr Sullivan is currently a University of Ballarat senior visiting fellow, a National Cultural Heritage Committee member and a Museums Board of Victoria member.