Russell Briggs - Director, Engagement, Exhibitions & Cultural Connection

Key Info

  • Position Title
    Chief Experience Officer
  • Division
    Museum Experience & Engagement

Email Russell Briggs

Russell Briggs is Chief Experience Officer at the Australian Museum (AM), beginning his tenure in September 2017. Russell leads the team responsible for permanent, temporary and touring exhibitions; education; public programs; visitor experience, front of house, and volunteers; digital; climate change; the Museum archives and library, and the extensive world collections held by the Museum.

A native of California, Russell moved to New Zealand in 2002 and joined the team at Auckland Museum from 2007-2012. There he held the position of Director of Exhibitions and Programs and was Director of the War Memorial during planning for the WWI Centenary.

He then continued to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, where from 2012-2017 he was Director of Exhibitions and Collections. Previously, Russell worked for a decade as Executive VP and Creative Director of a high-end multimedia company in California that specialised in interactive technology, user engagement strategy and audio/video production. Russell received a Bachelor degree in Film and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles.