Te Papa's new talent

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

Courtney Johnston, current director of the Dowse Art Museum, has been appointed to a newly created role as the Director of Audience and Insights at Te Papa.

Entrance to Te Papa's Toi Art

Johnston is well versed in the cultural sector, and brings to the museum a strong background in digital, said Te Papa Chief Executive Geraint Martin.


Currently Head of Science, Dr Dean Peterson has been appointed to another new position, that of Director of Strategy and Performance. Peterson has been with Te Papa since 2016.


Replacing Dean Peterson as Head of Science is Dr Susan Waugh who shifts from her role as Senior Science Curator.


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