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Jill Cousins

Hunt Musuem
CEO and Director

Jill Cousins is the Director and CEO of the Hunt Museum, Ireland, where she is working on digitization and opening up of the collection to new audiences at the same time as positioning the Hunt Museum as the pivot in the cultural revival and regeneration of the city of Limerick.  


She was formerly the Executive Director of Europeana Foundation, building up Europeana from a project idea to an operational service, attracting €8 million of funds per annum and developing world markets in education, research and creative industry for the contributing cultural heritage institutions.   Europeana is seen as the example for other largescale continental cultural heritage platforms.

    

She has many years’ experience in web publishing.  Her past experience includes the commercial publishing world as European Business Development Director of VNU New Media and online scholarly publishing with Blackwell Publishing.  Prior to publishing she had a variety of marketing and research careers in the information field. 


Jill is on the Boards of CLIR and the Digital Libraries Forum, the JP Getty Digital Visiting Committee, the Advisory Board of IMPACT and the Glucksman Library Advisory Board.