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Dr Oonagh Murphy

Dr Oonagh Murphy


Dr Oonagh Murphy

Dr Oonagh Murphy

Dr Oonagh Murphy is an arts manager, writer and lecturer, her research has taken her around the world to explore international best practice on the scalability of emerging technologies for cultural organisations.  Alongside writing for The Guardian, Arts Professional and Culture Sync she has presented at key international conferences including Museums and The Web (Portland, OR), and Museum Next (Amsterdam) and spent summer 2012 in New York researching digital engagement as a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow. In 2013 she was named on the SyncList ‘ a showcase of people who are doing remarkable things in the space where technology meets the arts’; and in 2014 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Ulster for her research on the impact of digital technologies on the cultural sector. Oonagh works with a wide range of clients on both a short term and ongoing basis in an arts management and consultancy capacity including The Frieze Art Fair, Blick studios, Ulster Association of Youth Drama, University of Ulster, Queen’s University, Museums Computer Group, Culture Night, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Audiences NI, Irish Museums Association, CultureTech, Arts & Business NI and Young at Art. In 2015 Oonagh joined Richmond the American International University in London as Associate Professor of Visual Arts Management and curating, and Convenor of the MA in Visual Arts Management and Curating.


•       “What Can Crowdfunding Offer the Arts Beyond Money.” Guardian Culture Professionals, 5th February 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/feb/05/crowdfunding-arts-beyond-money

•       “Crowdfunding for the Great and Small.” Arts Professional, 19th March 2015 http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/282/article/crowdfunding-great-and-small

•        “Digital Pro Bono: Time for Cultural Giants to Offer Their Services.” Culture Sync http://www.welcometosync.com/digital-pro-bono-time-for-cultural-giants-to-offer-their-services/

•       “Digital Pro Bono.” Guardian Culture Professionals Network, 22nd March 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2013/mar/22/digital-pro-bono-art-culture-sector

•        “From Virtual to Reality.” Arts Professional, 11th April 2011 http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/feature/virtual-reality

•       “Metropolitan Museum of Art, US.” Museum Practice, August 2013 http://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice/3d-technology/15082013-metropolitan-museum

•        “Museums and Digital Engagement: A New York Perspective.” Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, September 2012 http://www.wcmt.org.uk/reports/1065_1.pdf

•        “Strategies for a Digital Culture.” Arts Professional 260 (2012).

I teach on:

MA Visual Arts Management and Curating

Research Interest & Expertise:

Digital transformation, participatory design, design thinking, entrepreneurial and change management, cultural leadership, innovation management.