Kate Gardiner

Programs and Partnerships Officer

Kate Gardiner

Kate joined ACT Historic Places in 2010, and with our staff and community partners she delivers innovative onsite and online programs for school children, families, and special interest groups. She is enthusiastic about both large-scale garden and heritage-focussed festivals, as well as smaller-scale programs engaging themes including early Australian culinary practices, the New Nature Movement, and regenerative agriculture. Kate is committed to house museums because their collections are endlessly intriguing, they are places where fun activities can happen indoors, outside and online, where views of the past and present can be appreciated, and where our collective future can be imagined.

The thesis title for her Master of Art Administration degree, University of New South Wales, was Environmental Issues and Critical Thinking in Art Gallery and Museum Exhibitions (2004), and Kate continues to engage this increasingly vital focus in dialogue with our peers both in the museum sector and beyond.

Prior to living in Canberra, Kate worked as a Primary School teacher in Sydney and regional New South Wales. Since 2004, she has enjoyed working for a range of museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Living Museums (Elizabeth Farm at Rose Hill), Canberra Museum and Gallery, and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

To find out more about Kate’s work at ACT Historic Places, please visit our Blog; Writings from ACT Historic Places