Katie Breen

Administrative Assistant

Katie Breen Administrative Assistant

Katie is the Administrative Assistant of the Discovery Programme and is responsible for assisting in progressing and delivering the organisation’s overall strategic objectives.

She has a BA in History and English Literature (2020) and an MA in Public History (2022) from University College Dublin, where she studied modules such as Heritage Presentation & Interpretation, Practicing Public History, and Material Culture with UCD’s Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture.

Katie submitted her MA thesis entitled; ‘Who Owns History? The Heritage of Mankind in Universal Museums & Material Culture Ownership and Display in Post-Colonial Europe’ in 2022. Her research focussed on two European institutions – the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris and the British Museum, London. Fieldwork undertaken at these sites involved the utilisation of on-site museum maps, exhibition panels, and educational materials, along with the examination of exhibition layout and museum architecture to explore the narratives presented about Western civilization in European museums and their treatment of non-Western cultural heritage.

Katie has previously worked with the Little Museum of Dublin as well as the National Print Museum, where she developed, researched, and designed the 2022 outreach project #OpenTheArchives, which showcased different archive pieces from the Museum’s collection.

Katie was the 2021-2022 MA student representative for the UCD School of History.

You can learn more about Katie’s work on the National Print Museum’s website here and about some of her MA research here.

Katie is also available on LinkedIn.