Head of Learning and Interpretation, English Heritage
Dr Dominique Bouchard has recently joined English Heritage as Head of Learning and Interpretation from the National Army Museum in Chelsea where she was lead curator of Special Forces: Into the Shadows, NAM’s first major special exhibition since its reopening.
Dominique has fifteen years’ experience leading exhibitions, public programmes and learning in museums in Hong Kong, Ireland and the UK. She is an experienced curator and educator with particular expertise working with marginalised communities and divided societies, with particular expertise in Northern Ireland. She holds a BS in Applied Physics and BA in Mathematics from Columbia University in New York and received her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research explored the relationship between public art, identity and power in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. She has worked as expert consultant on Northern Ireland 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. She lecturers on Museum Studies courses in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong, and her publications are in the area of curatorial practice, interaction design, and community engagement in divided societies.