Senior Curator of History
Karen manages a team responsible for the History, Archaeology and World Cultures collections at the Ulster Museum and the Ulster Transport Museum at Cultra. She plays a leading role in the research, management and development of these collections and in supporting collections access and interpretation.
With a specialism in contemporary and community history, Karen curates the Modern History collection and led on the development of the Ulster Museum’s ‘Troubles and Beyond’ exhibition, which opened in March 2018. Her focus is on the legacy of the past and community history in Northern Ireland. She has published on these themes and curated several temporary and touring exhibitions including Gay Life and Liberation; A Photographic Record from 1970s Belfast and Figures Through the Wire; Artwork by Geordie Morrow.