Board Members

Board Members

Management Advisory Committee

  • Pat Kerr

Finance Committee

  • Elaine Cronin
  • Caroline Davis – Chair (on leave)
  • Carla Marrinan Funder

Fundraising Committee

  • Colm Fitzpatrick
  • Aoife Flynn – Chair
  • Pat Kerr
  • Carla Marrinan Funder
  • Rachel O’Byrne

Curatorial Committee

  • Seán Sills – Chairman
  • Dr Angela Griffith | Trinity College Dublin
  • Alice Hanratty
  • Carla Marrinan Funder
  • Dr Dermot McGuinne
  • Jamie Murphy | NCAD
  • Mary Plunkett
  • Dr Ciarán Swan

Health & Safety Committee

  • Pat Kerr
  • Carla Marrinan Funder
  • Paul Marson and Philip Byrne, Irish Safety Centre

Claire Anderson

Claire joined the Board of the National Print Museum in 2020, and is a member of the Relocation Committee. She currently manages the Percent For Art program in the Art Management Office of the Office of Public Works. This role involves managing public art projects nationwide and working with the State Art Collection. Claire previously held the role of Course Coordinator of the Culture & Heritage Studies course in the National Print Museum, which involved working on museum exhibitions such as ‘A World To Win’.

Before joining the National Print Museum, Claire held the post of Documentation Officer for the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum of Ireland. This included working on exhibitions such as the ‘Clontarf 1014’ exhibition in 2014. Claire’s career began as a field archaeologist and included roles at The Discovery Programme researching a Mesolithic site in Co. Longford.

Claire is a graduate (BA, History & Archaeology) and postgraduate (MA, Irish Archaeology) of University College Cork, and a postgraduate (PgDip Museum Management) of the University of Ulster

Elaine Cronin

Elaine Cronin joined the Board of the National Print Museum in May 2021 and is a member of the Finance Committee. She has considerable experience across the creative industries and not-for-profit sectors, and previously held management positions in early years arts, theatre, film, festival, and multi-disciplinary settings. Elaine currently works in a finance role for a regulatory body in the public sector, and is a non-executive director and charity trustee of a development education organisation. She is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Affiliate, and a graduate of the National College of Art and Design (BA History of Art and Design and Craft Design, HDip Community Arts Education), University College Dublin (MA Cultural Policy and Arts Management) and the Institute of Public Administration (BBS Accounting). Elaine’s professional interests include corporate governance, sustainability, spreadsheet-wizardry, and equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Honora Faul

Honora joined the board of the National Print Museum in 2013. Honora is a qualified librarian with more than 30 years of experience of library work in Ireland, the UK and Switzerland.  She works in the National Library of Ireland where her current role is in the Department of Published Collections, working on acquisitions, cataloguing, preservation and digitisation of collections.

Honora is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (MA History and Geography) and a postgraduate of University College Dublin (Diploma in Archival Studies, and Master of Library and Information Studies).

Aoife Flynn

Aoife Flynn joined the Board of the National Print Museum in 2020. She also Chairs the Fundraising Committee. Aoife has over 20 years of experience in the arts and culture sector in Ireland, most recently as Head of Audiences and Development for IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art where she led out on their communications and fundraising departments, building audiences and developing a new brand and website for the Museum. Aoife’s career in the sector includes work with local municipal authorities on cultural and regional development, developing cultural tourism products, event production, arts management, arts marketing, music, comedy and art programming, audience development and digital development.  She holds an MPhil (with Distinction) in Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship from Trinity College / Goldsmiths London, a Diploma in Entrepreneurial Studies from UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School and a BA in English and Sociology from UCD. Originally from Sligo she now lives in Dublin and is the EMEA Community Development Manager at Facebook.

Dr Angela Griffith

Dr Angela Griffith is director of the Irish Art Research Centre and an assistant professor with the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin and. She joined the Board of the National Print Museum in May, 2021 and has been a member of the NPM curatorial committee since 2012.

Much of her research focuses on the artist and the printed image examining how artists, past and present, have responded creatively to the challenges and opportunities posed by print processes, and the agency of such imagery within society, culturally, politically and socially.

Her publications include; Making their Mark; Irish Painter-Etchers 1880-1930, (Dublin 2019) (co-author) and Harry Clarke; Artistic Visions of the New Irish State, (Dublin, 2018) (co-editor).

Curatorial projects include Making their Mark; Irish Painter-Etchers 1880-1930 (National Gallery of Ireland, 2019), Drawn to the Page; Irish artists and Illustration (Trinity College Dublin, 2013)

She is principal investigator for Cuala Press Project, Schooner Foundation, TCD (2020-2023) and previously for Drawn to the Page; Irish artists and Illustration Digital collection (2016).

Pat Kerr, Chair

Pat Kerr joined the Board of the National Print Museum in January 2012 and was elected Chair of the Board in January 2021. He also chairs the Health & Safety Committee and is a member of the Managenment Committee. Pat is a Chartered Architect with his own private practice, is a Chartered Arbitrator, & is accredited in Conservation to Grade 111. Pat graduated in 1994 with an Honors Degree in Architecture from DIT, is a Member of the Royal Institute of Architect of Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and holds a Diploma (with Distinction) in Construction Law and Contract Administration. With almost 30 years continuous full time experience in the architectural profession, Pat has extensive experience in all aspects of the profession with particular expertise in the Legislative aspects of practice, and an in-dept knowledge of Planning & Building Control Legislation, Health & Safety, and Contract Administration.

Emma O’Sullivan FCIS FCG ACOI MIoD

Emma is the principal of EOS Consulting, a compliance and governance advisory business.  She has over 20 years’ experience providing legal and governance advice and guidance to financial services businesses both in Ireland and the UK.  She has worked with global banks and investment managers and served as a unit head with one of Ireland’s largest law firms for over a decade.  She holds advanced professional memberships in compliance, corporate governance, HR and data protection and provides pro-bono advice and guidance to a number of national charities.

Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan joined the Board of the National Print Museum in July 2020. Patrick is a Chartered Surveyor and also holds a Diploma in Corporate Governance and is a Chartered Director. He currently works for Colliers International as the Head of Hotels & Leisure based in Dublin and has over 40 years of experence with national and international companies including NAMA, Christie Group plc and Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation. Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality. His experience incorporates a deep understanding of the hospitality industry encompassing property valuations, asset management techniques and hotel operational functions.