Scotland: representative


Kathleen Boal

National Trust for Scotland

I have been working in Museums for the past 15 years, starting in Historic houses in Western Canada and for the past 10 years have made the North of Scotland my home.

While in the UK I have worked in local authority museums and latterly for the National Trust for Scotland; first as the Learning Manager for Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre and more recently as Interim Property Manager for the site where I am responsible for budgets, planning, health and safety and team leadership.

I am currently the chair for the Group for Education for Museums Scotland, and have been both committee member and chair of the Highland Museums forum.

I have a MA in Museum and Gallery Education and have recently been awarded the AMA from the Museums Association.


Twitter: @kateyboal


Nicola Wilson

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Having completed a MSc in Museum Theory & Practice at the University of Glasgow in 2011, I have held continuous employment in both collections management and curatorial roles within museums and galleries throughout the central belt of Scotland.

I was appointed as collections manager with The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum in March 2020. Prior to this role I was a collections curator with Fife Culture Trust, a collections management project officer with Renfrewshire Leisure and an assistant curator with Falkirk Community Trust.

I am currently a member of the Scottish Museums Federation and actively participate in many cultural heritage networks throughout Scotland and the UK.


Twitter: @Nicola_M_Wilson


Christine McLean

Renfrewshire Leisure

I have worked in the heritage sector for almost 17 years, in learning, outreach and community engagement in local authority and national organisations.

My previous job at National Museums Scotland involved strategic partnerships across Scotland, both within the sector and with other cultural or audience-focused organisations.

I am a committee member of the Scottish Museums Federation and have previously served as a joint convenor of GEM Scotland.


Twitter: @KeenieKane

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