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


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