St. Mel’s Diocesan Museum
St. Mel’s Diocesan Museum Documentation, Museum Development & Conservation Plan, County Longford
We have carried out the artefact audit of the prestigious St. Mel’s Diocesan Museum Collection in Co. Longford. This entailed an extensive inventory, including:
• Compiling descriptive lists of the archive and museum collections on database using museum software.
• Assisting and advising on the development of policies in relation to collections, loans, disposal, disaster planning and management.
• Liaising with conservators and other professions in arranging cleaning, restoration of artefacts, etc; Dr Adrian Kennedy, responsible for the establishment of the National Museum Conservation Department, as well as that of the Chester Beatty library has worked closely with Daniel on this and previous projects.
• Cataloguing all artefacts held in the museum collection on display, including donated items and items on loan
• Updating contact details for individuals/institutions that have donated/loaned items to the museum.
• Providing regular reports to the Museum Advisory Committee.
•Daniel introduced and developed an environmental monitoring system for the Clare Museum and advised directly on such at St. Mel’s Museum with regard to the future development of this internationally significant collection.
“A proud young Clareman who has kicked ball for his club and county, Daniel has put together a most impressive body of work in establishing this museum and expect great things in the years to come from this fine historian.” Ned Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland.