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The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.65-78.
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Kirsten Jane Davies, University of Sydney, Australia.
Kirsten graduated from art school in 1979, she practiced as a painter and art teacher for many years living on a farm on the outskirts of Wagga Wagga.
The City of Wagga Wagga took a courageous leap in the nineties and resolved to build a new cultural and civic centre in the heart of the city. Kirsten was fortunate to have been appointed as The Manager of Cultural Services with Wagga Wagga City Council in 1997, a position that included managing the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery (and its National Art Glass Gallery), The Museum of the Riverina and the Civic Theatre. During this period she become aware of the need and value to communities of cultural policy and was appointed as a member of the New South Wales Governments Community Cultural Development committee for a period of five years.
In 2002 Kirsten was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research specialist museums in Japan, England and the United States of America. This provided a valuable understanding of the importance of museums with defined directions and collections.
She has become increasingly interested in sustainability and how arts and cultural activities fit into whole community pictures, completing a Masters Degree in Sustainable Management at the University of Sydney in 2004. Kirsten was awarded a Sydney University Scholarship to further her research into cultural sustainability over the next 3 years (2005- 2008) to pursue post graduate studies.
Kirsten is now living in Sydney and working as a consultant in the area of cultural policy, programs and projects for all levels of government.
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