Sinead McCartan

Prior to joining the Chester Beatty, I was Director of the Northern Ireland Museums Council, supporting 40 local museums across Northern Ireland and working closely with the Historic Environment Division (Department of Communities) to encourage positive and creative use of the historic environment. Between 2008 and 2017, as Head of Collections Research and Interpretation at National Museums Northern Ireland, I had responsibility for six curatorial divisions and exhibition planning across four museum sites. Before moving into museum management, I was curator of Prehistoric Antiquities at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.