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Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive, National Museums NI Public Lecture. In partnership with Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives

Northumbria University


Rising to the Challenge of Making Museums Relevant Book Now

Society today is characterised by rapidly changing lifestyles, technology and ever increasing options for how people spend their leisure time.  Within this context, Museums everywhere are being challenged to reconsider their role, purpose and how they remain relevant to audiences and ensure a sustainable future. Doing so effectively is compounded by an increasingly challenging funding environment. This lecture will share National Museums Northern Ireland’s story of how it is responding to these challenges and it’s journey of organisational transformation.

Kathryn Thomson has been Chief Executive of National Museums NI since March 2016 and holds a public appointment as a Director of the Strategic Investment Board. She sits on the Boards of both Tourism Ireland and Visit Belfast, as well as being a Director and Trustee on the Board of two charities – the Simon Community and Open House Festival.

Prior to her role at National Museums NI, she was Chief Operating Officer at Tourism NI and worked in the senior finance team within NHS Greater Glasgow.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Please click on the Book Now button to book your place at this lecture

Event Details

Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 003, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne



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