Dr Martha Sear
National Museum of Australia
Dr Martha Sear joined the National Museum of Australia in 2005 and was previously a curator at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, and with the five museums in Hay, New South Wales. Her main research and curatorial interests are human and animal interactions and understanding the history of exhibition-making. At the NMA Martha has worked on a range of projects including the Journeys and Landmarks galleries.
Martha is interested in exploring how museums can foster empathy, and increase awareness of the interconnections between all the things that make up the natural world – what Henry Miller called the ‘unthinkable, inconceivable collaboration that goes on under the ground and above the ground’.
Martha is currently the acting Head Curator of the NMA’s People and the Environment program.