Judith Finlay: Registrar
Career Break October 2021 - present
Emer Ní Cheallaigh: Registrar (Acting)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Emer is Registrar (Acting), Head of the Registration Department. She is a member of NMI’s Management Team and is responsible for management of the Registration Department which includes Documentation, Archives, Library, Loans, Collections logistics, store management, the Collections Resource Centre, as well as the administration and development of the Museum’s collections management database and related digitisation and online projects. Emer leads NMIs Loans, Standards and Strategic Storage Groups and is supporting NMI’s Head of Operations and Director of Collections and Access on sourcing a new home for NMI’s Collections Resource Centre.
Sylviane Vaucheret: Deputy Registrar / Collections Resource Centre Manager (Acting)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Sylviane is responsible for the development and the management of the Collections Resource Centre, which houses much of the research collections in the care of NMI. She is also assisting the Registrar with the running of the Registration Department.
Emma Murphy: Clerical Officer (Finance)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Emma first joined the Museum in 2018, became a member of the Education Team in the Natural History Division in 2019, and transferred to Registration in 2023. Her primary role is to provide financial and procurement support to the Registration Department, but Emma assists all members of the Registration Team as required. She has an academic background in Zoology and Ecological Management, and has a keen interest in all natural history collections-related topics.
Eimear Ashe: Collections Moves Project Manager
Role and Areas of Expertise: Eimear’s role is to provide project management to the NMI for collection decants and object moves relating to the NMI’s capital development programme as well as distinct special projects. Eimear is responsible for managing the planning, programming, budgeting and resourcing, project controls, scheduling, coordination, risk management and oversight of a range of projects relating to NMI’s capital development programme.
Joanne Hamilton: Documentation Officer (Country Life)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Joanne’s role is to oversee the care and management of the Irish Folklife Collection. Joanne’s areas of interest is database management, collection care through preventative conservation and collections access.
Siobhán Malone: Documentation Officer (Irish Antiquities)
Role and Areas of Expertise: To process and manage the information accompanying the objects in the care of the Irish Antiquities Division, including overseeing all movements of objects, arranging loans and developing the databases used to catalogue the Irish Antiquities collections.
Kate Moriarty: Documentation Officer (Art and Industry)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Kate’s role is to oversee the care and management of the Art and Industry Collections, including overseeing all movements of objects, arranging loans and developing the databases used to catalogue the Art and Industry collections.
Collections System Administrator
Role and Areas of Expertise: The Collections System Administrator (currently vacant) is responsible for managing and developing the museum’s Axiell collection management system. The role includes development and enhancement of the system, development and implementation of data standards for cataloguing the museum’s collections, and helping museum users get the most out of the system.
Emma Crosbie: Documentation Assistant
Role and Areas of Expertise: Emma has worked in the Registration Department for 20 years. She has worked on the documentation of many collections over the years and is now a member of the Collections System Administration Team assisting with the management of the Axiell Collections database.
Christina Tse: Archivist & Records Manager
Role and Areas of Expertise: Christina is responsible for the care and maintenance of historical and current records held by the Museum. Her role involves preserving and providing access to the Archive for various research needs. Christina's areas of interest is archives and records management, digitisation, research and cataloguing records for wider audiences and enriching the museum’s history through its archive.
Shannon Power: Archivist (Maternity Cover)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Shannon is responsible for the care and maintenance of historical and current records held by the Museum. Shannon’s areas of interest are Art History, Comparative Mythology, Interpretation of Records, Media Preservation through fan efforts/piracy, free access to information, and transmediality.
Ann Vaughan: Executive Officer (Digitisation)
Role and Areas of Expertise: Ann came to the Museum from the Department of the Taoiseach and was originally a member of the Administration Division. She transferred to Registration and began working with the Archivist on the digitisation of Museum archives.
Connie Bettison: Librarian
Role and Areas of Expertise: Connie is responsible for the management of the library collections held at the Museum, including modern books, journals, electronic resources, rare books, grey literature and other ephemera. Connie's areas of interest include cataloguing and collections management, special collections and modern and contemporary literature.