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Sally Webster is the Head of the Sydney Modern Project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She has managed the Gallery’s expansion project since the international architectural design competition in 2014.
Prior to joining the Art Gallery, Sally held project and curatorial roles with Arts NSW and the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, where she managed a number of arts and cultural development projects and exhibitions.
Sally is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites.
Setting New Standards for Sustainable Design
The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney sits on Gadigal Country overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful harbours. The 150-year-old public art museum is undertaking a A$344 million expansion known as the Sydney Modern Project to create an indoor-outdoor art campus across two buildings connected by a public art garden. When the new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA is completed this year, it will be Sydney’s most significant cultural infrastructure project to open since the Sydney Opera House almost half a century ago. It’s also the first art museum in Australia to achieve the highest rating for sustainable design, setting new standards for cultural institutions internationally.