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Janet Carding TAS

Janet Carding a museum professional for over two decades, Janet hails originally from England where she obtained her degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Science, and a Masters from the University of London in History of Science and Medicine. In 2004 Janet became the Assistant Director, Public Programs & Operations with the Australian Museum, Sydney – one of the country’s pre-eminent museums of nature and culture. In this role, Janet led the Museum’s exhibitions, websites, and public programs in natural history, science and culture and was a leading contributor to the Museum’s Revitalization Project. Janet spent six years at the Australian Museum and became an Australian citizen during her time there. In 2010 Janet was appointed Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of Canada’s leading museums with encyclopedic collections in natural history and world cultures. The first woman appointed to the position, she was responsible for furthering the Museum’s mission, and overseeing the management of the Museum’s operations. Under her leadership the ROM broadened its audience, created new formats such as the innovative Friday Night Live for young adults, and raised the profile of the ROM’s important research through digital, social media and program initiatives. In April 2015 Janet returned to Australia to take up her new role as Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart. TMAG is Tasmania’s leading natural, cultural and heritage organization. It is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium that safeguards the physical evidence of Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage, and the cultural identity of Tasmanians.