Fiona Kearney

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Fiona Kearney, Director, The Glucksman, the new exhibition at the Glucksman Gallary UCC : Josef and Anni Albers, voyage inside a blind experience and Please Touch, Tactile encounters which coincides with the annual Glucksman Paper Party inspired by the Bauhaus costume balls. 
Picture Clare Keogh 

Clare Keogh
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Fiona Kearney is the founding Director of the Glucksman, a purpose-built contemporary art museum on the campus of University College Cork, which was recently announced as the winner of the 2022 European Art Museum award which recognises the social impact of museums and art galleries. In this role, she has curated numerous exhibitions of Irish and international art, with a particular emphasis on how contemporary art practice relates to research directions within academic discourse, as well as establishing award-winning engagement and outreach projects with diverse communities of interest and place.

Throughout her academic and professional career, Kearney has received several distinguished awards including the designation of college scholar by UCC, bursary awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, the NUI Prix d’Honneur from the French Government, and a UCC President’s Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching. She was the first recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme and is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Center in L.A. She has served as a member of the Arts Council of Ireland, where she chaired the Policy and Strategy Committee. She is an assessor on the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland, and a board member of the Irish Architecture Foundation, VISUAL Carlow, Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Chamber. She is a member of the Irish Museums Association, ICOM, IKT, Universeum, and AICA.

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