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Dr Karen Brown

Senior Lecturer

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Karen is Senior Lecturer in Art History & Museum and Gallery Studies, and Director of the School's Museums, Galleries and Collections Research Institute. Her research interests concern relationships between cultural heritage, memory and communities, as well as interrelations between the visual arts and literature. Karen first studied History of Art and Architecture with French at Trinity College, Dublin, after which she was employed as a university Curator of Art and as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Cambridge and Trinity College, Dublin. She was for eight years a Board Member of ICOM-Ireland, and currently serves on the Board of the European Regional Alliance of ICOM and its Museology group, ICOFOM. From 2016-2020 Karen is co-ordinating a 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.” 

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