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Teresa Crowley (centre) pictured above with Donncha O’Treasaigh, Chairperson of the Hunt Museum CLG Board and Jill Cousins

Teresa Crowley has spent her career in various leading arts and culture organisations in development and leadership roles

Teresa Crowley is a New Director of The Hunt Museum
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The Board of Directors of the Hunt Museum, Limerick are pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Crowley as its new Director. Teresa will take up her position in April 2024.

Born and raised in Kilkenny, Teresa Crowley has spent her career in various leading arts and culture organisations in development and leadership roles. She has held positions with Sotheby’s Dublin office, as co-founder of the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin and the Alfred Beit Foundation, Russborough. Teresa brings her knowledge as an arts, culture and heritage expert, combined with extensive experience and achievements over many years in both the not-for-profit and private sectors.

Teresa joins the Hunt Museum from Russborough where she served as Head of Strategic Planning and Development to the Alfred Beit Foundation. In this position, she led transformative change to the income generation of the organisation and oversaw the conservation masterplan for the historic landscape and the subsequent restoration project. Teresa holds an MPhil in the History of Irish Art & Architecture from TRIARC at TCD where she completed her undergraduate degree in the BESS faculty.


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Donncha O’Treasaigh, Chairperson of the Hunt Museum CLG Board , commented: “The Board of the museum is delighted to make this announcement. We are thrilled to have a person of Teresa’s calibre join the team and look forward to welcoming her in March. Teresa’s impressive experience, knowledge and passion will inspire both the team and our visitors, and we eagerly anticipate seeing her vision for the museum brought to life in the coming years. The Board would like to thank retiring Director Dr. Jill Cousins for the innovation, strategy and skill she has brought to her role at the museum since 2018. We wish her all the very best in the future.”

Teresa Crowley commented: “I look forward to working with the Board and the museum’s staff on this world-class collection, making its extraordinary riches available to as wide an audience as possible, both in Ireland and internationally, through exhibitions, research and education. After a career to date working closely with collectors and collections, it’s an honour to be entrusted with the leadership of this wonderful organisation”.

Current Hunt Museum Director Jill Cousins, whose tenure ends in March 2024, reflected: “I have really enjoyed my time at the Hunt Museum, seeing it flourish and become even more community oriented. I am very pleased with this appointment and certain that Teresa will take the museum into a very exciting future.”

The Hunt Museum holds one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. Donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is housed in The Custom House, a 18th Century Palladian style building in Limerick. The Hunt Museum is a centre of learning and civic life that preserves and uses its world class collections to support a greater understanding of our past and to deliver new collaborations and innovation. Public engagement is key to our approach with a full education programme and wide community participation in all our work.

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