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Catherine O’Donnell

Catherine O’Donnell

Education Officer: Teachers, Schools & Youth
National Gallery of Ireland

Catherine O’Donnell manages the programme for Teachers, Schools and Young People at the National Gallery of Ireland. She has over 11 years’ experience developing and delivering museum projects spanning education, exhibitions and public programming. She is committed to making the Gallery accessible and inspiring by developing holistic resources, programmes and projects. Catherine has written extensively on museums and participation and has expertise in participatory methodologies, co-production, and working with challenging and contested history.

An Associate of the Museums Association, Catherine holds an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester, and a BA in English Literature and Art History from Newcastle University. Pronouns she/her.

MuseumNext Creative Museums Summit
Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Young people, co-production and creative careers

How can museums involve young people’s creativity in their decision-making processes? Join Catherine O’Donnell and Oisín Kenny from the National Gallery of Ireland as they share learning from the first three years of the Apollo Project, an innovative programme created by young people, for young people. Creativity, wellbeing, and education are at the heart of the Apollo Project, with a focus on Creative Careers. Catherine speaks on the impact of connecting young people and creative professionals. Oisín reflects on the significance of including young people in the decision-making process and his own journey from co-producing programmes as a young participant, to full-time employee of the Gallery.

Full Schedule Here

Catherine O’Donnell