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Lar Joye


Lar Joye is Port Heritage Director at Dublin Port since 2017, responsible for 300 year old Port Archive and Port City Integration which entails the development of 16km of Greenways on the port estate and creating a distributed museum network from the Diving Bell museum on Sir Rogerson’s Quay

Previously he curated the award-winning Soldiers & Chiefs the Irish soldier at home and abroad  from 1550 exhibition at Collins Barracks, described as a museum with a museum.   He played a key role in the Decade of Commemorations 2012-2107 involved in a variety of projects  including 1913 Lockout: Impact & Aftermath and Banners Unfurled exhibitions and the WWI exhibitions Recovered Voices & War in the Mud, the Irish Soldier on the Western Front.   He worked closely with An Post in the creation of  the GPO Witness History museum and was historical adviser for An Posts 2016 commemorative stamps.

More recently he has worked with the theatre company Anu productions on  the plays Pals- the Irish at Gallipoli, Sunder, These Rooms, Canaries & Book of Names

He is a graduate of University College Dublin, Leicester University and the Getty Leadership Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust and previously was chairman of the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield. 

Lar has served on the IMA board of directors since 2015 and was elected IMA Chair in October 2023. He can be contacted directly at chair(@)irishmuseums.org.