Heather Whitely Robertson Assistant Director, Museum of Contemporary Arts
Heather Whitely Robertson is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Assistant Director, Audiences & Creative Learning. She connects people with contemporary art, culture and ideas and is responsible for positioning the MCA locally, nationally and internationally as a place for experiencing creativity, engagement and exchange. In her role, Heather drives the strategic direction of marketing, public relations, visitor experience, public engagement and student and teacher engagement.
Heather was born in Perth, Western Australia, where she completed her secondary schooling and undergraduate studies before relocating to Melbourne to pursue further education. Heather holds a Masters of Education (Arts Administration), Graduate Diploma in Visual & Performing Arts) both from RMIT University, Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Architecture) from Curtin University, Western Australia.
Prior to joining the MCA, Heather worked as a Learning Manager for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London with responsibility for audience development initiatives for families and mass-participation festivals; Head of Learning at Open House London; Curator of Family and Community Programmes at Tate Modern and as an Educator at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Heather is passionate about contemporary art, learning, engagement and pushing the boundaries of imagination.