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The Hon Peter Garrett MP
Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

Appointment to National Library of Australia Council

Media release
1 June 2010

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Minister for the Arts, Peter Garrett, today announced the appointment of Dr Nonja Peters to the Council of the National Library of Australia (NLA).

“I am delighted Dr Peters has agreed to serve on the National Library Council,” Mr Garrett said.

“Dr Peters is a widely respected academic, author and exhibition curator in the fields of migration and culture adaptation. Her experience will be extremely valuable and will complement the Council’s existing expertise.

”Currently the Director of the Migration, Ethnicity, Refugees and Citizenship Research Unit at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Western Australia, Dr Peters was awarded a Dutch knighthood for her work on emigrants from the Netherlands in Australia and a Centenary Medal for her work on emigration to Australia.

“Her current research project focuses on digitisation as a way to preserve immigrants' cultural heritage.

“The appointment is for three years and I look forward to working with Dr Peters,” Mr Garrett said.

The National Library of Australia Council oversees the Library’s role in making a significant contribution to the continuing vitality of Australia's cultural heritage.

As one of Australia’s major national cultural institutions, the Library collects, preserves and makes accessible documentary resources of national significance.

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