Margaret is committed to life-long learning, as indicated by the following achievements:


Post-secondary qualifications

Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits, Governance Institute of Australia, 2013

Graduate Certificate of Management, Deakin University, 1998

Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 1978

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1975


General qualifications

Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate (issued in Victoria in 2022; expires 30 October 2025)

Working With Children Check (issued in Victoria in 2022; expires 25 August 2027)


Professional development courses

This list represents a selection from the courses that Margaret has attended, focussing on those that are of at least half a day in duration.

Masterclass: Loans and Deaccessioning
2016: 1-day workshop
Ian McDonald for Museums Australia (Victoria)

Masterclass: The Ethics of Acquisition
2014: Half-day workshop
Shane Simpson and Ian McDonald for Museums Australia (Victoria)

Significance Assessment masterclass
2013: 2-day workshop
Veronica Bullock and Roslyn Russell for Significance International

Connect with Donors
2012: 1-day workshop
Kenneth Park for the Australian Business Arts Foundation

Museum Leadership Program – Alumni Masterclass
2012: 3-day residential program
Museums Australia

Effective Conversations
2012: Half-day workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Inspire their Team
2011: Half-day seminar
Liz Wiseman for the Australian Institute of Management

Coaching Skills for Managers
2011: 1-day workshop
Jacqui Priestly for Drake Training

Assessing Risks to your Collection
2011: 1-day workshop
Robert Waller for Museum Victoria

HASS on the Hill
2004: 2-day conference including practical sessions on political advocacy
Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Museum Leadership Program Refresher
2000: 3-day residential course
Museums Australia

Museum Leadership Program
1999: 8-day residential course
Museums Australia

Total Quality Management
1991: 5-day residential course
Museum of Victoria

16mm Film Projection – Theory and Practice
1979: part-time 6-month certificate course

Certificate of Proficiency in Modern Icelandic
1976: full-time 2-month course
University of Iceland