Anthony Read

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Anthony Read joined the Museum in 1997. As Head of the Conservation department, he has been responsible for the conservation of collections across all Museum sites. He was appointed in November 2015 as Head of Collections and Learning.

Background & Career

He previously worked as Antiquities Conservator for Leicestershire Museum’s Arts and Records Service. 


His qualifications include:

  • BSc (Archaeological Conservation)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Museum Studies)
  • MA Architectural Conservation

In the course of his work at the National Museum of Ireland he has developed a particular interest in the more unusual archaeological finds that have come from the Irish bogs and their preservative properties.


His publications include: 'Update on the Conservation of the Faddan More Psalter' (with John Gillis) ICON News July 2007; 'The Conservation of the Tumbeagh bog body' in The Bog Body from Tumbeagh ed. Nora Bermingham and Maire Delaney, 2006.