2013 Annual Conference - The Porous Museum

Thursday 21 February - Sunday 24 February 2013

In 2013 the Annual Conference took place in Kilkenny Castle on the theme 'The Porous Museum: Making Connections, Building Partnerships'. The conference followed the national emphasis that was placed on the Irish diaspora in 2013 - enacting its own 'gathering' of professionals that recognized and promoted the powerful networks and affinities which distinguish the Irish museum community.

Special Guests:

Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Councillor Seán Ó hArgáin, Lord Mayor of Kilkenny

Guest Speakers (Saturday 23 February):

Dr Brian Kennedy, Director, Toledo Museum of Art
David A. Ross, Chair, MFA in Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York
Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland
Dr Vicki Porter, Head of Discovery and Engagement, The Wellcome Trust
Dr Emily Mark Fitzgerald, Lecturer, School of Art History & Cultural Policy, UCD
Alan Kirwan, Culture Section, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.
Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates Inc., Artstaffing.com
Kieran Burns, House of European History, Brussels
Mark Taylor, Director, Museums Association UK

Members' Papers (Friday 22 February):

Dr Pippa Little, Limerick School of Art & Design
Dr Rhonda Wynne, Programme Development Manager, University College Dublin Adult Education
Brid O'Sullivan, Learning & Outreach, National Library of Ireland
Jenny Anghelikie Papassotiriou, Office of Public Works - Historic Properties
Claire Anderson, Documentation Officer, National Museums of Ireland
Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation, National Gallery of Ireland
William Blair, Head of Human History, National Museums Northern Ireland

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