Mathew Trinca

Dr Mathew Trinca

  • Post-Nominals: AM
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2021


Dr Mathew Trinca is the Director of the National Museum of Australia, Chair of ICOM Australia, and Co-Chair of the Australia Singapore Arts Group.

Under Dr Trinca’s leadership, the National Museum has developed programs that bring alive the stories of Australia for audiences around the country and overseas. The Museum has partnerships organisations in Singapore, China, Japan, Vietnam, France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Mathew’s interests span the 20th century history of Australia, with a focus on the social and cultural relationships between Britain and Australia. He also has a professional interest in the historical and contemporary links between Australia and Asia. His publications include contributions to debates on museum theory and practice, the history of Australian travel to the United Kingdom, on convictism in Western Australia, and on that State’s constitutional history.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.