Ian Brunswick is head of strategic Academic Engagement at Science Gallery Dublin.
He joined the Science Gallery in 2010 and has held positions including Exhibitions and Events Manager, Head of Programming and Acting Director. He has overseen partnerships with diverse collaborators including University of Cambridge, Museum of Modern Art in New York, the HRB and the Wellcome Trust. As exhibitions lead at Science Gallery, he has been responsible for the development of award-wining and international-touring programmes including ILLUSION, DESIGN AND VIOLENCE, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY and SECRET. At Science Gallery, Ian spearheaded a community-oriented approach to programming that empowers audiences to participate in exhibition development and co-develop events.
He spent 2019 as the first Futures Curator at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, has been a member of the ECSITE annual conference programme committee and a jury member for Bio-Art and Design Award, and has previously worked in media and founded multiple after-school programmes for young people. He holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MSc in Science Communication from DCU, and is pursuing a PhD in Museum Practice from the University of Leicester.
Ian Brunswick was elected to the board of directors of the Irish Museums Association in September 2018.