Our People

Shauna Allen


Shauna (she/her) joins the IMA on a temporary, part-time contract as Membership Development Officer (July - December 2021). 

A settler Canadian from Treaty 6 territory, she has worked in the museum sector for over 15 years, predominantly in learning programs. Most of her career has been based in Alberta where she has worked at sites like the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and Royal Alberta Museum. She was also the Museum Director at Museums by the Sea in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Shauna is currently pursuing her PhD in Museum Studies at University College Cork. Her research topic is Curating Change: A trans-Atlantic study of activism in museums, following on from her MA - also at UCC - where the focus of her dissertation was Reconciliation and Social Justice in Museums.

Shauna's email is members(at)irishmuseums.org and the best time to contact her is on a Tuesday!