Nick Fletcher has worked at the Australian War Memorial for more than eighteen years. Much of his early time was spent as part of the Travelling Exhibitions Unit, which develops and tours AWM exhibitions all over Australia. In 2000, he transferred to the Military Heraldry and Technology Section as a curator, and became Head of this section in 2010. In 2011, he transferred temporarily to the Exhibitions Section as Concept Leader for the centenary redevelopment of the Memorial’s First World War galleries. He is expected to remain in this position until the new galleries are opened late in 2014.
Keenly interested in Australian military history, particularly of the First World War, Nick was selected to participate in the joint Australian War Memorial – Imperial War Museum staff tour of Gallipoli in September 2000, and to accompany the eight young winners of the Simpson Prize on their visit to Turkey the following year. In 2002, he led a group from ADFA, comprising cadets, instructors and family, on a tour of the Western Front, and he has been, since 2003, the leader of AWM groups on the battlefield tour of Gallipoli. Since 2006, he has also been leading AWM tours of the Western Front. In 2009, he became the first Memorial curator to travel to Australian bases in Afghanistan, returning for a second visit in 2011.