We use analytics to help us understand how people use our site. This means we set a cookie. See our cookie policy.


Kim Mawhinney

Kim Mawhinney is Senior Curator of Art at the Ulster Museum, National Museums NI. She is primarily responsible for the historic and international contemporary Applied Art Collections and since 2009 Kim has also curated the Troubles Art collection.

Throughout her career Kim has curated, juried and selected exhibitions, lectured and written about the history and development of museums and art curation, accessibility of art collections, curating and interpreting Troubles art, both nationally and internationally. Building relationships and engaging with collaborative projects with national and international partners has been key in both her curatorial practice and for bringing important exhibitions to the Ulster Museum. Through community engagement and developing new audiences, Kim is an active advocate that museums exist for everyone.

Kim sat on the Project Board for the redevelopment of the Ulster Museum, which won the Art Fund prize in 2010. Following on from this experience she has worked with national partners, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Courtauld Gallery, to secure capital funding for their own redevelopment projects. Kim is currently a Director on the Board of Craft NI, the Belfast International Arts festival and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Member collage

Join our network

BAN has a membership of over 1,000. All are actively involved in curatorial practice and theory in the field of British art. You can use the search function at the top right of the page to locate members according to their research interests or institutional affiliations.
This Directory currently includes bursary holders and members of the Steering Group.  The Directory is in the process of being developed so that it will eventually include profiles for all Members who wish to be included.

Become a member