Dr Karen Brown
Karen is Lecturer in Art History & Museum and Gallery Studies, and Director of the School's Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute. She joined the School in 2013 from the University of Cambridge and Trinity College, Dublin, where she was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow. From 2016-2020 she is co-ordinating a new research project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme called “EU-LAC-MUSEUMS: Museums and Community: Concepts, Experiences, and Sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.” Her research interest in museums is international and interdisciplinary, concerning relationships between museums, their communities and the environment, as well as the visual arts and literature. Her teaching interests also include the history and ethics of museums and collecting, university collections and museums, women artists, and Irish art. She was for eight years a Board Member of ICOM-Ireland, and currently serves on the Board of the European Regional Alliance of ICOM. Karen first studied History of Art and Architecture with French at Trinity College, Dublin, after which she worked as a university Curator of Art.