The thoroughness and commitment with which you carried out your initial review, conducted meetings with all stakeholders, provided solutions to design and other problems and finalised the report is much appreciated.
The study provides us with an in-depth and well-researched presentation document to progress our project, and enables us to present a coherent and financially-sound case for funding applications to institutions – in addition it provides us with a blueprint to successfully build, fit-out and operate our project into the immediate and long-term future.
– Noel Howard, Chairman, Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Society
Mid-Antrim Museums Service, Northern Ireland
Aidan Walsh has played an important role in the development of the Mid-Antrim Museum’s Service since his time as Director of the Northern Ireland Museums Council, when he brokered the original four Council partnership. More recently he has assisted with the development of our current strategic plan for the service. His external input enabled us to successfully address a range of challenging issues, including regional budgets and staffing needs. His professionalism is first class.
– William Blair, Museum Service Officer, MAMS
Dublin City Council – Dublin Civic Museum, Ireland
Collections Assessment & Evaluation
‘The breadth of expertise and knowledge brought to the commission by Aidan Walsh has been immeasurable and enables the City Council to work strategically towards the consolidation, development and presentation of the collection in the future.’
– Dr. Mary Clark, Dublin City Archivist
– Dr. Charles Duggan, Deputy Heritage Officer, Dublin City Council
Kerry County Museum, Ireland
‘The review involved considerable research and consultation, and the end result was a clear-sighted, pertinent, and cogent statement of the Museum’s position.
In my experience, Aidan’s commitment to the development of museums in Ireland has been demonstrated time and again.’
– Helen O’Carroll, Curator, Kerry County Museum
Kinsale Town Council, County Cork, Ireland
Review of Kinsale Museum
‘Aidan prepared an insightful review and written report, also presenting it personally to the Council. In undertaking this work, Aidan demonstrated interpersonal skills and professional abilities which won the trust and confidence of all parties.
We are very happy to endorse Aidan Walsh’s work for us and to recommend him to others.’
– Mary Ryan, Director of Services (South Cork), Cork County Council
Knock Museum, County Mayo, Ireland
Facilitation at Knock Museum, County Mayo
‘Aidan Walsh facilitated the development of core aims and objectives for the first-ever strategic management plan for Knock Museum. Aidan was a very skilful facilitator and his professional and friendly approach ensured the co-operation of all participants.
Aidan has also delivered training programmes to the Museums of Mayo Network in a variety of policy areas. Aidan is an excellent communicator and trainer and feedback from these courses is always very positive.’
– Grace Mulqueen, Curator, Knock Museum, County Mayo
National Museums Northern Ireland
Scoping Study of Armagh County Museum, Northern Ireland
‘Aidan delivered a comprehensive report within an agreed tight timescale, clearly articulating the future development of displays and public programming, potential for growing audiences and identification of key strategic partnerships.
– Marshall McKee, Director of Operations, National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast
Sligo County Library, Ireland
‘Mr. Walsh proved to be an excellent choice as he was very professional in his approach, politically conscious of the business of a local authority while also bringing with him a tremendous range of experience in the delivery of cultural services in the public sector.
Consultations with suggested stakeholders were handled in an exemplary manner and the plan was delivered on time.’
– Donal Tinney, County Librarian, Sligo County Council