Board & Director

The National Museum of Ireland was established as an independent
body on 3 May 2005 under the provisions of the National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997 with a Board and a Director (Chief Executive).

The Board

The Board comprises a chairperson and 14 ordinary members.
The principal functions of the Board are:

To maintain, manage, control, protect, preserve, record, research and enlarge the collection of museum heritage objects for the benefit of the public and to increase and diffuse in and outside the State knowledge of human life in Ireland, of the natural history of Ireland and of the relations of Ireland in these respects with other countries.

The Director

The functions of the Director are:

To manage and control generally the administration and business of the Museum and perform such other functions as may be determined by the Board of the Museum.

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