New Director appointed at National Museum of Ireland (Museum news)

Posted: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Board of the National Museum of Ireland has announced the appointment of Ms Lynn Scarff as Director of the National Museum of Ireland. The appointment follows an international search for a Director to succeed Mr Raghnall Ó Floinn who will retire from the post in May 2018.

Lynn Scarff has been working professionally in the cultural and education realms for over seventeen years with extensive experience in leading and working with a number of cultural and educational institutions in Ireland. Part of the founding team of Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Lynn is an expert in non-formal learning with experience in the fields of art, science and public engagement programmes. She has significant expertise in programme development, strategy, brand development, marketing and communications, financial planning and team building. She has lead Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin as Director since 2014 and prior to that served as Head of Programming.

Lynn serves on the board of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, a new social enterprise and educational space, which she was connected to when working with Ballymun Regeneration through the early 2000s. She was a board member of the National Museum of Ireland from May 2016 to the end of 2017. She is passionate about culture, science and arts; and the potential of spaces like our museums to be facilitators of transformation in young people's lives, particularly among under served and non-dominant learner communities.

The Irish Museums Association looks forward to working with Ms Scarff in the future on behalf of the sector and wishes her every success in her appointment as she leads the NMI through the next phase of its development and the museum embarks on delivery of its Masterplan.

Click here to view the announcement on the NMI website.