Biography of Dr Kevin Fewster AM FRSA

Dr Kevin Fewster, AM, FRSA Dr Kevin FewsterDr Kevin Fewster was appointed Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich in September 2007. The National Maritime Museum includes the 17th-century Queen's House and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

Prior to taking up this appointment Dr Fewster was the Director of several museums in Australia. Between 2000–07 he led the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. From 1989–99 he was the inaugural Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, and from 1984–89 he was the inaugural Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide.

From 1996–99 Dr Fewster was the President of the International Congress of Maritime Museums, the world peak body for maritime museums. Between 2004–07 he was Chairman of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors and a director of the Collections Council of Australia.

Before working in museums, Dr Fewster taught History at the University of New South Wales, RMC Duntroon (Canberra) and Monash University (Melbourne).

He is the author of several books on the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, and has published many articles and conference papers. He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Australian National University, Canberra.

Dr Fewster was made a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2001 for service to museum administration and the preservation of maritime history.

Dr Fewster is married and has one daughter.