The former head of the Ararat Gallery TAMA has been appointed as the head of the Eureka Centre, as City of Ballarat attempts to revitalise the space once again.
Anthony Camm will begin his role as the manager of the centre on Wednesday, after leading Ararat’s gallery and textile art museum for the last 11 years. Mr Camm spearheaded a $7.73 million project to redesign and refocus the gallery in 2017.
In 2006, Mr Camm was cultural advisor in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
In a statement, Mr Camm said there are few places in Australia that “offer such a compelling story as Eureka”.
“The combination of an historical site, the flag, and the interpretative and audience engagement opportunities really appealed to me,” he said.
The centre has had a tumultuous history, with Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka closing its doors on March 29 this year, after a council vote in favour of winding up the institution.
The building has since been rebranded, with council flagging the site’s broader community focus, and is now under the direct control of the city’s development and planning directorate.
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