Events | IMA Event

GDPR and the museum sector

06 April | 00:00 - 23:59

Irish Museums Association and The Heritage Council - MSPI

Event Address

Irish Museums Association, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

In May 2018, data protection laws changed across Europe. The laws around the processing of personal data will became more stringent and organisations who carry out these activities were given more responsibilities and accountability, whilst data subjects received more rights.

Museums in Ireland need to understand the impact of these changes and what they need to do to prepare for the new regulations. Naomi Korn, Managing Director of NKCC led this workshop which focused on what the changes are, how these impact on museums and relate to broader museum responsibilities, and what museums needed to do next.

This workshop is presented by the Heritage Council's Museums Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) and the Irish Museums Association (IMA).


Naomi Korn is one of the leading UK experts in copyright, data protection & GDPR, rights and licensing. She is a highly experienced presenter and trainer and has run hundreds of workshops for charities, educational establishments, cultural heritage organisations and publishers.

Naomi trained as an archaeologist and was an assistant curator of Prehistoric Archaeology and copyright assistant at the Israel Museum 1995-2000. She established NKCC in 2003, after having overseen copyright at the Tate from 2000 - 2003. During her term as former chair of Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) from 2013 - 2017, she led the reform of the UK's copyright laws on behalf of the cultural heritage sector. She has also regularly represented the interests of the sector to UK Government Ministers and she regularly sits on Government advisory groups. From 2015-17, Naomi was a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world. Since 2012 Naomi has set the program and chaired the CILIP annual Copyright Conference. Together with Anne Buky, Naomi recently travelled to China for the British Council lecturing on copyright at the UK-China conference for Commercial Enterprise and Copyright Protection. Naomi is a visiting lecturer at City University, University College London and Kingston University. In November 2017, Naomi was appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow.

This event was additionally supported by our host venue, Poetry Ireland.