Our staff
Meet the dedicated Western Australian branch team

Natalie Evans

Executive Director

Natalie has enjoyed 10 years experience in the Perth cultural sector as a museum consultant and curator. She has worked at local, state and international government levels as well as working with independent organisations and local communities.

Natalie studied Cultural Heritage & History at Curtin University, and has never stopped seeking opportunities to learn, build networks and creatively share stories.

Natalie is committed to building skills in the sector, helping our members deliver sustainable collections and help connect galleries, museums, partners, communities and the wider public in ways that celebrate culture and collections in engaging and innovative ways.

Sam Beard

Events and Professional Development Officer

Sam is a passionate advocate for the arts. With a background in design, marketing and branding, Sam has applied his experience to his work in the GLAM sector. He brings to AMaGA Western Australia a strong knowledge of digital marketing, Australian art history, branding and communications.

Having lived in the South West of WA, Sam has a deep appreciation for what art and culture can bring to regional and rural areas. Sam has worked and collaborated with various museums and galleries across the South West. He has worked with the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery for the past three years on marketing and exhibitions. Sam has coordinated touring exhibitions, has experience in grant writing and project planning. Sam holds a Graduate Diploma in Art History from the University of Western Australia, along with undergraduate studies in visual art, marketing and design from Edith Cowan University.

Contact Sam about events, professional development, and the diverse services AMaGA WA provide.

Sarah Cole

Regional Coordinator WA & NT - CHART Grants Program

Sarah loves helping to bring hidden stories to the fore. She has worked in programs, collections, and digitisation at the  Western Australian Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, and Perth History Centre, and she has a soft spot for community museums.

Sarah has a Master of Museums and Heritage Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a BA in Cultural Studies and Writing. In addition to the CHART Regional Coordinator role at AMaGA Western Australia, she performs a program facilitator role at WA Museum Boola Bardip. In her spare time she reads nerdy non fiction and researches a book about the colonial life of her ancestors.

Contact Sarah about funding projects to enhance your museum, gallery or organisation.

Megan Schlipalius

Project Officer - Collections WA

Megan has a Master in Applied Cultural History from Curtin University and has a wealth of experience working in the arts and culture sector since 2006. She has worked as a Registrar for the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, and co curated The Botanical – Beauty and Peril at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

She loves accessioning and databases (yes, this is true) and can’t wait to get started with your registration dilemmas and assisting you to get more of your collections on Collections WA. She loves strange objects and compelling West Australian stories.

Please be in touch to tell her about your interesting and cherished items in your collection and how to make it public to the world.

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