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Dr Briony Widdis


Briony Widdis is the editor for the Museum Ireland journal.  

She has recently submitted her PhD, ‘Colonial Objects in Northern Ireland’ to Ulster University and is a former Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Museums Council (2004-2012). She was the heritage officer at Belfast City Council from 1999-2004 and Curator of Ethnography (Africa, Pacific and Americas) at National Museums Scotland from 1994-1999. Her undergraduate and Masters degrees were in Anthropology and Museum and Gallery Studies. Her work has included University lecturing, academic and professional conference papers, curation of ethnographic exhibitions, strategic development, commissioning publications, building partnerships, reporting on museum learning programmes, delivering cultural diversity projects, co-ordinating heritage conferences, developing partnerships and assessing and evaluating museum and arts grants. 

Briony was appointed in 2019 to this volunteer position. 


Image: The Gold Turban, 1929. Sir John Lavery (1856 – 1941)