New Zealand, Director of National Army Museum
Tracy Puklowski is the Director of New Zealand’s National Army Museum, Te Mata Toa, which is home to some of the country’s most prestigious and unique military material. Prior to taking up this position in November 2015 she held a number of roles at Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum, most recently as Associate Director. In addition she has held senior roles in a range of other institutions, including the National Library, during her 25 year career.
Tracy has a wide range of interests relating to contemporary museology and museum leadership, including using values to galvanise teams and organisations; bicultural leadership models and museum practice; and the role of museums in addressing social justice and human rights issues. She supports the Social Justice Alliance of Museums, as well as the Federation of International Human Rights Museums. In 2015 she chaired the FIHRM conference at Te Papa.
Tracy is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership programme, has an MA (Hons) in Art History, and a post-graduate Diploma in Museum Studies.