Anna Liesching is Curator of Art at the Ulster Museum, National Museums NI. She is primarily responsible for the national collection of works of art on paper, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Gifted Collection and Troubles Art Archive. Her two main areas of research focus on redressing the underrepresentation of women artists from 1750 to present and the essential role of artists as activists, recognising art as a facet of the material culture of social history. She also has a keen interest in interdisciplinary practice and sits on the steering group for the UKRI-funded Acts of Union: Mixed Marriage in Modern Ireland project at Queen’s University Belfast, and an advisory project panel for the Rural Community Network. Much of Anna’s wider curatorial practice explores partnerships and collaboration through loan exhibitions, and projects such as Ekphrasis: Poetry & Art with the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.