Eve Almond is a Melbourne-based, experienced museum project manager with expertise in exhibitions development and visitor programs. She joined SI as an Associate in 2015, following a 19 year career at Museum Victoria.
Eve developed her love and appreciation of natural heritage while the inaugural Visitor Programs Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. She established the Voluntary Guides Service, developed a range of interpretive publications, signage and programs for both the Melbourne and Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, project managed the exhibitions for the Melbourne Gardens’ first Visitor Centre and worked on a number of historic gardens and heritage landscape studies.
In her most recent role as Manager Touring Exhibitions, Eve was responsible for the incoming and outgoing travelling exhibitions program across Museum Victoria’s three venues. While her focus was on exhibition project management, contract negotiations, risk management and strategic planning, her passion was always for the audience: identifying and procuring or developing exhibitions that would engage, delight, and challenge. This passion was applied both to audiences coming to MV venues as well as to audiences viewing MV developed exhibitions in regional, national or international venues. Prior to this Eve was Project Manager/Exhibition Coordinator for the public spaces and science galleries at Melbourne Museum. She counts being part of the team putting together this remarkable new state museum as one of her career highlights.
Eve has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) from La Trobe University; a Master of Arts in Rural Sociology from Reading University, UK; a Diploma of Education from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Deakin University.
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Eve Almond inspecting banksias at Burnley Gardens, Victoria. [Photo: P.D. Morison]