Gina O'Kelly

Gina (she/her) is director of the Irish Museums Association (IMA) and is responsible for delivering the network’s vision and leading its advocacy, research, and programming activity in support of the museum sector across the island of Ireland. A Licentiate (BA+MA) in Fine Arts from the University of Granada, Spain, prior to her current position she held senior management and curatorial roles for over two decades with a range of cultural organisations, including community development institutions, and – as a freelancer – delivered major touring exhibitions in Europe, USA, South America, South Africa, and the Middle East, public art installations, blue-chip visual art publications, and led strategic consultations.

Gina serves on the Board of Directors of Visual Artists Ireland and Encountering the Arts Ireland, is a member of Digital Repository Ireland’s Expert Advisory Group, and contributes to working groups such as Cultural Rights, Cultural Democracy biennial, Ireland’s Climate Change Implementation Plan for Built & Archaeological Heritage, and the Network of European Organisations Museums & Sustainability group. 

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2023, Gina O'Kelly will be facilitating the workshop from the Working Group Sustainability and Climate Action! on Tuesday, 21 November.