Caroline McGee

Project Creative Lead, Inspiring Ireland 1916

Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy

Qualifications Ph.D, Trinity College Dublin DRI Role

Project Creative Lead, Inspiring Ireland 1916

Research Interests Digital archiving and preservation, digital curation, cultural heritage collections management, e-learning technology in education, data sharing. Contact

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Caroline joined the Digital Repository of Ireland team as Creative Project Lead on the Inspiring Ireland 1916 project, based at the Royal Irish Academy. Inspiring Ireland 1916 is a brand new series of online exhibitions of the cultural artefacts, stories and interpretation that surround the 1916 Easter Rising. This project is the second phase of the multiple-award-winning website Inspiring Ireland, which is powered by the Digital Repository of Ireland’s preservation infrastructure.

Caroline has wide-ranging practical experience in digital collections management and as a curator of Irish cultural heritage assets. She has an academic background in the humanities and her doctoral study investigated art industry activity in Ireland with a focus on the period leading up to and during the Decade of Commemorations. She has lectured and written on Irish art and architectural history and the application of new media technologies to research, teaching and learning. She is also a Council member of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

Selected Publications

“Visiting 19th century artists to Ireland” in Nicola Figgis (ed.), Painters & Painting 1600 – 1900: Art & Architecture of Ireland, Volume II. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin and Yale University Press, New Haven, (2014).