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The Board

The Northern Ireland Museums Council is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. We are a membership body and our members support and inform what we do. The Council operates as a Non-Departmental Public Body through the Department for Communities

Our work is driven forward by the Board of Directors which is made up of nominees from various bodies comprising the:

  • The Department for Communities;
  • Northern Ireland Regional Curators Group;
  • Local Councils with accredited museums;
  • National Museums Northern Ireland;
  • University sector;
  • Independent Museum sector

Additional members of the Board are co-opted.

 

  • Professor Elizabeth Crooke

    Chair & nominated by Ulster University

  • Mr Neil Armstrong

    Nominated by the Independent Museum; affiliated with The Inniskillings Museum

  • Mr Sean Barden

    Nominated by the Northern Ireland Regional Curators Group; affiliated with Armagh County Museum

  • Councillor Aaron Callan

    Nominated by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

  • Ms Jayne Clarke

    Nominated by the Northern Ireland Regional Curators Group; affiliated with Mid-Antrim Museum

  • Councillor Michael Cooper

    Nominated by Derry City & Strabane District Council

  • Ms Anne Dorbie

    Nominated by National Museums Northern Ireland

  • Mr Neil Hamilton

    Nominated by the Independent Museums; Affiliated with Downpatrick & County Down Railway

  • Mr Roddy Hegarty

    Nominated by the Department for Communities

  • Ms Helen Perry

    Nominated by the Northern Ireland Regional Curators Group; affiliated with Causeway Coast & Glens Museum Services

  • Mr Robin Morton

    Nominated by the Department for Communities

  • Councillor Mark McKinty

    Nominated by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council