Head of Education and Public Programmes, Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Dr Dominique Bouchard is an educator, curator and cultural practitioner who is passionate about museums, engagement and the convergence between the arts and human rights. She is interested in the way museums and cultural institutions can contribute to and support public participation in the culture sector. In 2016, Dr Bouchard joined the Hong Kong Maritime Museum as its Head of Education and Public Programmes. Prior to arriving in Hong Kong, she led multidisciplinary teams in both private and public museums in the UK and Ireland. She began her career curating ancient Greek coins at the Ashmolean Museum but quickly developed a passion for interpretation. In Northern Ireland, Dr Bouchard led EU projects addressing the legacy of the Troubles through public history, heritage and the arts. She is an expert consultant for the European Commission, Council of Europe and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the area of museums, heritage and divided societies. Dr Bouchard holds a BS in Applied Physics and AB in Mathematics from Columbia University in New York and received her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research explored the role of classical iconography in discourses of power in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Her publications are in the area of interpretation, socially-engaged curatorial practice, and heritage in divided societies.