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The changing role of museums in contemporary society
Members' Lunch with Rohini Kappadath
October 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm$80.00 – $95.00
The role of museums has changed over time from their traditional role of collecting, preserving and sharing rich collections and history. Museums are now playing an integral role in shaping and developing identities and bringing different community groups together, they are a catalyst for regeneration through the creation of new venues and civic spaces, and a resource for developing the skills and confidence of members of those communities.
Rohini Kappadath is on the Executive Leadership Team at Museums Victoria, as the General Manager of Immigration Museum. With a diverse career history spanning over 25 years, in the technology and professional services sectors, Rohini has specialised in building high performance teams and leading growth in international markets, for multinational institutions. For US-based, global software multinational, SAS Institute Inc., Rohini started-up and established the Indian subsidiary, as its Managing Director. Her experience in working with businesses within the Asian region and global engagement was recognised at the 2015 Telstra Business Womens Awards. Rohini is a contributor to a number of non-profit, private and academic boards including Swinburne Innovation Precinct, Commonwealth Bank Cultural Diversity Council, Research Unit into Public Cultures (University of Melbourne), International Womens Federation of Commerce & Industry. She holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University.
Join us as Rohini leads this conversation on the ever changing role of museums in a contemporary society.
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