Russell Briggs is the Director of Museum Experience & Engagement at the Australian Museum, beginning his tenure in September 2017. Russell leads the team responsible for permanent, temporary and touring exhibitions; public and education programs; the museum archives and library; and the extensive cultural collections which include Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific and international objects.
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 Programmes, 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 2012-17 he was Director of Exhibitions and Collections.
Previous to this Russell worked for a decade as Executive VP and Creative Director of a high-end multimedia company in California that specialised in rich-media and 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.