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Catherine McCullough


Catherine McCullough is the recipient of the Northern Bridge Consortium Collaborative Doctoral Award ‘The EU and the museum: an investigation of cross-border museum activity in Ireland’, a fully funded Doctoral Training Partnership between Ulster University and IMA, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Her research will provide new insights into how EU cultural and peace building strategies have impacted museum practice in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Catherine is the former Director of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies (2018-2020) and has previously held senior positions with National Museums Northern Ireland as Head of Learning and Partnership (2011-2018) and Armagh County Museum as Curator/Director (1992-2006). She is an assessor for the Heritage Council of Ireland’s Museum Standards Programme and has authored numerous publications on cultural heritage in Ireland.


Image: Girl in a Blue Hat, 1912, Orpen, Sir William (1878-1931)