IMA Annual James White Lecture - Fully Booked (Public Lecture)

Posted: Thursday, 14 August 2014

Dr Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces will be the Guest Speaker at the Irish Museums Association's annual James White Memorial Lecture, with Invited Guest Dr Christopher Warleigh-Lack, Curator of Hillsborough Castle. The lecture will take place at St George's Hall, Dublin Castle, on November 12.

The IMA Annual White Lecture in the autumn provides a forum for some of the most influential national and international contemporary museum professionals to speak on matters relating to museums. It is held in memory of Dr James White, who was one of the founders of the Irish Museums Association.

Past speakers at this prestigious event have included Enrique Juncosa, Director, Irish Museum of Modern Art; Sir Timothy Clifford, Director General, National Galleries of Scotland; Sune Nordgren, Director, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway; Neil McGregor, Director,  British Museum; Professor Jack Lohman, Director, Museum of London and Chairman of ICOM (UK); Philippe de Montebello, Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum, Athens; Sir Mark Jones, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Dr Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain, London; Dr Michael Ryan, former Director of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and Dr Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth Gallery and of Manchester City Galleries.

2014 Annual Lecture - ! Fully Booked !

Venue: George's Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014 from 6-8pm

Bookings: click here to visit the bookings page. This is a free event and is open to the public, all seats are reserved, there is now a waiting list in operation.

The Guest Speaker: Dr Lucy Worsley

Dr Worsley has been Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) since 2003. She studied Ancient and Modern History at New College, Oxford and has a PhD in Art History from the University of Sussex. She has worked in Milton Manor, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and English Heritage and Glasgow Museums. Perhaps best known as Author and Broadcaster, her most recent publication is A Very British Murder, the history of how the British have enjoyed crime, which builds on her BBC Four series of the same title. Her most recent televisual outing was Tales from the Royal Wardrobe, shown last July on BBC Four. 

Dr Worsley talk will be titled 'Taking on Hillsborough Castle. Challenges Historic Royal Palaces will face in managing its first property outside London', following the announcement in December 2013 that the responsibiity for management of Hillsborough Castle would change from the Northern Ireland Office to Historic Royal Palaces, with the transition commencing in April 2014.

Dr Worsley will be accompanied by Invited Guest Dr Christopher Warleigh-Lack. Dr Warleigh-Lack has recently been appointed Curator of Hillsborough Castle and has previously worked with HRP as Curator of Architectural Drawing Collection. He holds PhD in Philosophy and Architectural Studies from Middlesex University.

The IMA is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Council. The IMA would also like to acknowledge the support of the host venue for this event, Dublin Castle, and National Historic Properties - Office of Public Works (OPW).