Auckland War Memorial Museum
Sep 06, 2022
Dr David Gaimster, CEO
Auckland War Memorial Museum

Our guest speaker, Dr David Gaimster is the Chief Executive of our Auckland War Memorial Museum.  David is an Englishman who came to Auckland in 2017 from his six-year role as director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, the oldest museum in Scotland.  His career spans 30 years of senior roles in museums and cultural heritage institutions. 

David has organised several major international exhibitions that have also toured internationally, including Pottery in the Making (Museum of Mankind, London, 1997) and Making History: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007 (Royal Academy, London, 2007).

Dr  Gaimster has published extensively on medieval to early modern European archaeology, museum collections and on international cultural property policy. 

David will be accompanied on his visit to us by Jane Sheetz, Head of Development at the Museum