Dr. Audrey Whitty has been keeper of the Art and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts, Design and History), National Museum of Ireland (NMI) since January 2015.
She is responsible for all collections, exhibitions, and leading the curatorial department and team on the Collins Barracks site of the National Museum. Since 2015 she has project-managed and opened several exhibitions at Collins Barracks, including the acclaimed Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibition. During 2013 and 2014 she was Curator of European and Asian Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, New York where she was responsible for an extensive collection in what is widely regarded as the greatest glass museum in the world. From 2001 to 2013 Whitty was Curator of Ceramics, Glass and Asian collections, Art and Industrial Division, National Museum of Ireland. She has curated numerous exhibitions, most notably A Dubliner's Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Exhibition and the National Museum's visible storage facility What's In Store? (approx. 16,500 objects), which showcases some of the museum's most important collections of applied arts. A graduate (B.A.: History and Archaeology) and postgraduate (M.A.: Archaeology) of University College Dublin, she also has a doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in History of Art.
Audrey Whitty joined the board of directors of the Irish Museums Association in September 2018.