I am regularly engaged as a strategic consultant, facilitator and thought leader to support project development, policy development and horizon scanning. In recent years I have been invited to speak, chair and programme events at leading cultural centres in the UK, Europe and US, including The Barbican Centre, V&A, National Theatre, New Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum, Belvedere, Ulster Museum.

The focus of my public work is on digital culture, data, ethics, AI, innovation, and cultural management. I am an experienced speaker, and am happy to work with you to develop a custom session if appropriate.

If you would like to book me a for a talk, lecture, or to facilitate strategy workshops or away days email me on hello@oonaghmurphy.com or o.murphy@gold.ac.uk

Speaking engagements (follow links for videos on selected talks):

Forthcoming – [Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Cultures of Artificial Intelligence – new perspectives for museums, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe (Germany), December 2022

Forthcoming – [Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Troubleshoot: AI in the Museum? University of Applied Arts (Vienna), December 2022

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Working with and for museums: exploring the space between the museum and university, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Sept 2022.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Intro to AR for cultural heritage, Public Records Office Northern Ireland, Aug 2022

[Keynote] Oonagh Murphy, Discovering Collections Discovering Communities, July 2022.

[Invited Workshop] Audience Development // Creating Change, Arts & Business NI, July 2022

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, The use of AI technologies in cultural institutions, Wavelab, Munich, May 2022.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Visiting Fellow, Loughborough Institute of Advanced Studies, multiple events across 2022.

[Invited Workshop] Oonagh Murphy and Elena Villaespesa, Artificial Intelligence: Creative Solutions and Technical Realities, LINKed – KI als Werkzeug in Museen, Badisches Landesmuseum. March 2021.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy and Elena Villaespesa, The Museums + AI network, Future Museum. February 2021.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Curator, Computer, Creator? World Museum Forum. November 2020.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Keywords: Precarity – Panel. Museums 2020. November 2020.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, AI, ethics and museums – a complex web or a crucial opportunity? UNESCO International Conference on Digital Heritage. November 2020.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, The relationship between AI, Museums and Creativity. UCL, Principal of Creativity in Technology Webinar Series. July 2020.

[Invited] Oonagh Murphy, Museums and AI: Imagining the AI We Want for Museums (video available). Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society (University of Edinburgh), June 2020

[Invited Workshop] Oonagh Murphy, Algorithmic Futures: Curator Computer Creator? Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesbibliothek, June 2020

[Invited keynote] Deepening human connections: digital and values-led practice – Let’s Get Real Conference, London, 2nd March 2020

[Invited] ARTIQ X Broadgate: What is the future of cultural experience? (event host), London, 12th February 2020

[Invited] AI Now and Next, Northern Ireland Museums Council workshop, December 2019

Curator Computer Creator: Museums and AI, The Museums Computer Network, San Diego, November 2019

[Invited] AI Now and Next, AHRC Workshop on UK-US Collaboration for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions, National Museum of African American History and Culture, September 2019

[Consultancy] Museum Management – Branding Intensive (5 day workshop) – British Council, Uzbekistan, May 20th – 24th May

[Invited] Introducing the Museums AI NetworkAn[0]ther {AI} in Art Summit 2019: Decolonizing Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Art Making, Another AI – New Museum, New York, April 24th – 26th April 2019

Hacking the museum: Appropriation, Reproduction and Digital Culture. Cast Courts Conference Celebrating Reproductions: Past, Present and Future – V&A, London, 17th – 19th January 2019

[Invited] Hacking the Museum: Digital Culture, Content and Visitor Appropriation of Museum CollectionsThe Art Museum in the Digital Age, Belvedere Museum – Vienna, 10th – 11th January 2019

Relative peace: Museum policy and Practice a Northern Ireland perspective – Social Theory, Politics & the Arts Conference – Manchester, 1st – 3rd November 2018

[Invited] Can Beyonce Save Art History? – ResFest Courtauld Institute  X  Ulster MuseumBelfast, 25th October 2018

Creative Legacies: Collaborative Practices for Digital Cultural HeritageDigital Research in the Arts and Humanities – Malta – 9th -12th September 2018.

[Invited] Rising to the Challenge: Digital Innovation in Museums – Plateforme 10 – Lausanne, Switzerland – TBC April 2018

[Invited] Social Media and The Arts – National Theatre – 18th January 2018

[Invited] Taking a skills-led approach to your museum career. Moving Up: Building a Dynamic Career – Museums Association – Cardiff – 26th February 2018. Booking Link.

Crowdfunding WorkshopWe Are Museums – Latvia – 11th June 2017

[Invited] Conference HostCulture Geek – London – 19th May 2017

Working in the Art World: Professional Practice Reimagined GLAD Conference – Manchester – 6th April 2017

[Invited] Developing your Professional Digital Identity – BAU International Berlin – 17th March 2017

[Invited] Professional Practice Talk: MA Media Management – Middlesex University – February 2017

Workshop for Early Career Researchers – Digital Networking for research and career development – Canterbury University – Funded by the British Academy and University of Ulster – 5th October 2016

Guest Lecture – Crowdfunding research and practice – Middlesex University – MA Media Management, 13th February 2017

Talk: Developing Your Digital Footprint: A Workshop for Emerging ArtistsArt Rooms, Art Fair – London – 21st January 2017

Session Chair -DAY 1 – Museum Next – Dublin – 18th April 2016

What makes a city creative? – D.A.T.E LAB – This is Antwerp – 18th March 2016

Workshop: Digital Strategy for Artists: Golden Thread Gallery – Artist’s Career Enhancement Programme, Northern Ireland – 25th August 2015

Workshop: Creating Awesome Digital Content for Under a Fiver: A Practical Workshop for Artists and Designer-Maker: Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland  – 26th August 2015

Older Talks and Workshops

Creative Economy Seminar – 27th March 2015, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland

> How to Make Awesome Digital Content + Stand Out Online

Driving Digital – 20th November 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland

> Driving Digital Debate – Panel Chair

Arts & Business NI: Masterclass – 20th October 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland

> Crowdfunding Masterclass

Developing your Fundraising Mix – 7th October 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland

> Fundraising Online

Collaboration Interchange – 17th September 2014, Belfast Northern Ireland

> Family Friendly Galleries

CXNI: Creative Collaborative Futures – 5th Dec 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland

> Invited speaker: Topic TBC

Irish Museums Association: Online Collections and Interpretation – 8th Nov 2013, Derry, Northern Ireland

> Invited speaker:  (workshop) Cats Are Your Competition

Audiences NI, Digital Day – Oct 2013,  Belfast, Northern Ireland

> Invited speaker: How to Create Awesome Digital Content for Under a Fiver

CultureTech – Sept 2013, Derry, Northern Ireland

> Invited speaker: Remix the Museum

Museums and The Web –  April 2013, Portland, Oregon

> This is Our Playrgound: Recognising the Value of Students as Innovators

MuseumNext – May 2013, Amsterdam 

> R&D on a Shoestring: What’s now, What’s Next, and What’s Within Your Budget?

Engaging Visitors through Play – May 2013, Belfast

> Learning to Play: Hack days, rapid protoyping and digitally mediated solutions

CHArt- Nov 2012, London

> Hacking Art History

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