Gemma Reid


  • 2010 NOCN Level 3 Reconciliation Skills Development
  • 2000-2001 MA in Museum Studies; Culture, Collections and Communication, Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton, Winchester
  • 1996-1999 BA(Hons) Fine and Applied Art (2:1), University of Ulster
  • 1995-1996 Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, University of Ulster


  • 2011- research associate, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster
    • Dunluce Castle Cultural Development Project
    • AHRC Integrating Archaeology and Sustainable Communities 
  • 2005-2011           community outreach officer, Causeway Museum Service
  • 2003-2005          arts and heritage officer, Larne Borough Council
  • 2001-2003          museum assistant, Newry and Mourne Museum
  • 1999-2000          gallery assistant, Irish Linen Centre/Lisburn Museum

consultancy projects

  • 2016      learning resource development and workshop facilitator for 1916: Impact and Legacy, Mid-Antrim Museum Service
  • 2016      oral history and community engagement, Townlands Project, Sperrins Gateway Landscape Project
  • 2015      volunteer programme co-ordinator, On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-1916, Causeway Museum Service
  • 2015      facilitator and curator, Connecting Commemorative Communities, University of Ulster
  • 2015      heritage mentor, Contact, Culture and Conflict around the Causeway: Exploring the Heritage of the Ulster Plantations, The Corrymeela Community
  • 2015      oral history research, Rites of Passage and The Furrow and the Plough projects, Causeway Museum Service
  • 2014      interpretive advisor for Dunluce Cultural Heritage Project, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
  • 2014      learning resource development and workshop facilitator for On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-1916, Causeway Museum Service
  • 2014      field work and exhibition development, Causeway AONB Townlands, Fieldnames and Featurenames Project, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust
  • 2014      research report for On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-1916, Mid-Antrim Museum Service
  • 2014      exhibition development for Ballinascreen TownlandProject, Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership
  • 2014      interpretive planning, Nevin Spence Centre, Ulster Rugby
  • 2013      Development Plan for Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund bid, Community Engagement Initiative, Northern Ireland Museums Council and National Museums of Northern Ireland
  • 2013      Industrial Heritage Audit for Hearts of the Glens Landscape Partnership, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust
  • 2013      field work and exhibition development, Binevanagh AONB Townlands and Fieldnames Project, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust
  • 2012      Visitor’s Guide and Interpretive Signage, Carrick-a-rede Fishery, National Trust
  • 2012      research and copywriting for SS Nomadic, Tandem Design
  • 2012      oral history and exhibition development, A Sense of the Past Project, RNIB Northern Ireland
  • 2010      project planning consultant, Sperrins Landscape Partnership for Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund Bid

professional activities

  • 2016      Guest speaker, Public History and Cultural Heritage Practitioner Workshops, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2014      Queens University Belfast MOOC, Identity, Conflict and Public Space: Conflict and Transformation
  • 2013      Facilitator for Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces seminar, Causeway Museum Service and MINOM in association with ICOM
  • 2011      CRC/HLF Decade of Commemoration Working Group
  • 2005-2011 co-convenor of Group for Education in Museums in Northern Ireland
  • 2008      guest lecturer for Histories, Heritage and Communities module, Certificate in Community Learning and Development, Queen’s University and Public Achievement
  • 2008      conference organiser for Engaging Your Community: Putting Words into Practice, Causeway Museum Service
  • 2008      guest speaker at Community Engagement and Museums Practitioners’ Day, Tyne and Wear Museums
  • 2008      paper presentation at New Approaches to the Museum’s Engagement with the Local Community, Irish Museums Association Annual Conference
  • 2008      workshop facilitator at Every Audience Matters, Group for Education in Museums Annual Conference
  • 2007-2009           board member of Community Arts Forum
  • 2006      conference co-organiser for Museums in their Place: Roles, Regeneration and Community, Irish Museums Association Annual Conference