The Council of Management can announce the appointment of Dr Hugh Maguire as Director of Dr Williams’s Library and Librarian of the Congregational Library to succeed Dr David Wykes on his retirement.
Dr Maguire is an art historian by training, with a PhD in nineteenth-century theatre architecture. He worked as an academic before becoming the Museums and Archives Officer for the Irish Heritage Council. He was Director of the Hunt Museum in Limerick from 2009 to 2016. Currently he is a consultant Cultural Heritage Advisor with extensive networks in the United Kingdom and Europe. He brings a wide knowledge of museums, archives and heritage management, and a real appreciation of the contribution of institutions such as Dr Williams’s Library make to society and culture. He will take up his appointment at the end of March on the retirement of Dr David Wykes.