Fran is Head of Exhibitions, leading the exhibition team responsible for the curation, design, preparation and maintenance of the AM’s permanent, temporary and touring products.
Starting as a front-of-house volunteer in 1996, Fran has worked in a number of roles at the AM, including Education Officer, Interpretive Officer and text writer before moving across to Exhibitions in 2006. Since then, she has co-curated and project managed some of the AM’s most successful exhibitions including 200 Treasures, Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, Aztecs, Alexander the Great, Life Beyond the Tomb, Art of the Pharaohs and Climate Change – our future our choice.
Fran has a BA (Honours) majoring in archaeology and ancient history from the University of Sydney and a Dip Ed (Secondary) from Charles Sturt University. Her project management skills were honed while working for a major telco in London and by taking numerous courses. She remains passionate about archaeology and history, as well as palaeontology and palaeoanthropology, and writes and maintains the AM’s popular Human Evolution webpages.