Irish Museums Trust
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Irish Museums Trust

Recipients | 2022

• Margaret McCabe

PhD student at University College Cork: ‘Repatriation and Restitution Claims to the National Museum of Ireland: An in depth look at museum practice’. For research travel to NMI to assist with investigations into the realities of the repatriation process by examining case studies of individual claims and how this process has evolved over time.

• Anne Hodge

Curator at National Gallery of Ireland: ‘Are ‘sustainable’ exhibitions sustainable?’. For research travel to further exploration of environmental sustainability in the museum exhibition-making process, by benchmarking against existing best practice in the UK and France.

• Helen Johnson

PhD student at Ulster University: ‘Through the eye of a needle: the classification, interpretation, display, and socio-cultural significance of Orange Order regalia collections’. To assist with the production of an exhibition and workshops based on research of the collections of textile regalia of the Orange and other Loyal Orders held at National Museums NI.

• Shauna Lee Allen

PhD student, University College Cork: ‘Community Climate Action – Museums & Climate Change Project’. To assist with developing a climate change pop-up exhibition and programming in partnership with Barrington Museums, Canada, designed to engage community members in everyday climate action and campaigning for climate justice.

• Suzanne Freeman

Collections Manager – Dublin City Council Culture Company. ‘The Whispering Walls of 14 Henrietta Street’.   To assist a practical research project to explore new ways to approach museum exhibition related conservation in situations where the artefacts are restored, replicated or interpreted.

• Aimee Levey

Museum Docent & Tour Guide, Artist -The Hunt Museum. ‘Objecte Del Dia: If an Object Could Show and Tell a Story’. For a research project to develop a novel approach to curating and interpreting museum objects, culminating in three performances in May 2023 narrating the stories of museum objects through literature, dance and music.

• Dr Olusegun Morakinyo

Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin. ‘A History of Africa in 100 objects in Irish Museums’. To support the publication of an accessible scholarly publication on African collections in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin and National Museums, Belfast in Northern Ireland.

• Eithne Verling

Director -Galway City Museum. ‘Museums and Mental Health’. For research travel to two European sites to research new approaches to the role museums can play in improving mental, and overall health outcomes in the lives of their communities.