Jenny Siung

Jenny Siung is Head of Education in the Chester Beatty, Dublin. She commenced her post as the Chester Beatty’s first Education Officer in 2000 and has developed the first multi and intercultural learning programme in an Irish museum. Her work involves engaging with the Islamic, East Asian, North African, East Asian and European collections of the museum, devising numerous programmes including intercultural projects for schools, cultural festivals, and creating links with local multi-ethic communities.

Jenny has been invited to sit on a number of advisory boards, Dublin City Council Chinese New Year Festival (2008-2015), Asia Europe Museum Network Education Exchange Programme (2012-2017), Cultural Diversity Policy of the Arts Council Ireland and the European Method of Coordination on Intercultural Dialogue (2010-2015), and ICOM Ireland (2020). She has been involved in numerous EU-funded projects including The Learning Museum, Creative and Making Museum projects and currently one of the coordinators of the Creative School project.

She has studied art history, arts administration, adult and community education, an M Litt exploring Japanese influence on 20th century Irish art (awarded 1st), intermediate level in Mandarin and participated in the Getty NextGen for museum leaders in 2012. She attended Learning Museums ICOM China in 2014 and was awarded an ICOM CECA Award for Best Practice in Museum Education in 2017.

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2020, Jenny Siung will be part of a webinar on the value of international cooperation and funding opportunities on 19 November.