Tim Sullivan was appointed Assistant Director, Branch Head National Collection, in May 2013. He graduated from the University of Sydney, where he studied history, English literature, and education. Tim has qualifications in earth sciences and a Masters in Management with a focus on museum development from the University of Technology, Sydney. His career has encompassed technical and managerial roles in the Geological Survey of NSW, the NSW Department of Mineral Resources, the Australian Museum, and The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Ballarat. In 1999–2000, he was a Visiting Fellow with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. He is a member of the National Cultural Heritage Committee, a Senior Visiting Fellow of the University of Ballarat, and a member of the Museums Board of Victoria. He has served on a diverse range of committees promoting regional research and development, heritage management, commemorative projects and museum development. He has contributed to national and international forums on museum practice and development and written widely on the role of museums in promoting learning and developing regional heritage tourism.