New director appointed to Limerick’s Hunt Museum

Hunt Museum new Director Teresa Crowley, pictured with chairperson of the Hunt Museum board Donncha O’Treasaigh, and current Hunt Museum director Jill Cousins. Photo: Brian Arthur.

THE Hunt Museum has this week announced the appointment of a new director to lead the popular local attraction into the future.

Teresa Crowley will take her seat at the helm in April, when the tenure of current director, Jill Cousins, ends.

Ms Crowley was born and raised in Kilkenny and has spent her career in various 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 in Dublin, and the Alfred Beit Foundation at Russborough House in Wicklow.

Ms Crowley will bring with her knowledge as an arts, culture, and heritage expert to one of Limerick’s most popular cultural hotspots.

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She joins the Hunt Museum from Russborough House where she served as head of strategic planning and development at the Alfred Beit Foundation. In this position, she led transformative change to the incoming generation of the organisation and oversaw  the conservation masterplan for the historic landscape and the subsequent restoration project.

Ms Crowley holds an MPhil in the History of Irish Art and Architecture from TRIARC at TCD, where she completed her undergraduate degree in the BESS faculty.

Donncha O’Treasaigh, chairperson of the Hunt Museum CLG Board, said: “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 April.”

“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,” Mr O’Treasaigh said.

Speaking on her new appointment, Teresa Crowley said: “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.”