Jill Cousins is the Director and CEO of the Hunt Museum, Ireland, where she is working on digitization and opening up of the collection to new audiences at the same time as positioning the Hunt Museum as the pivot in the cultural revival and regeneration of the city of Limerick.
She was formerly the Executive Director of Europeana Foundation, building up Europeana from a project idea to an operational service, attracting €8 million of funds per annum and developing world markets in education, research and creative industry for the contributing cultural heritage institutions. Europeana is seen as the example for other largescale continental cultural heritage platforms.
She has many years’ experience in web publishing. Her past experience includes the commercial publishing world as European Business Development Director of VNU New Media and scholarly publishing with Blackwell Publishing running their online journals service. Prior to publishing she had a variety of marketing and research careers in the information field. Jill is on the Boards of CLIR and the Digital Libraries Forum and the Europeana Fashion Association and the Advisory Board of IMPACT.
At the conference, Jill will participate in Panel II: Museums and Cities, Creative Industries and Science on Friday 16 November. She will also participate in the panel discussion “Museums and Creative Industries – An unlikely partnership” during the Working Group Museum and Creative Industries’ meeting on Saturday 17 November 2018.