Eithne Owens
Creative Director

Following a degree in Modern History and English from Oxford University and an MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin, Eithne joined Event in 2003.

​During her initial tenure at Event Eithne researched and developed content and interpretation for projects as diverse as the John Murray Archive at the National Museum of Scotland, Guinness Storehouse, the Museum of Somerset, Titanic Belfast, and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

Eithne added a new dimension to her experience when she was appointed project curator for the new Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) in 2010. This experience has given her a new understanding of client-side issues and real insights into the dependencies between collection management, curation, research, education, interpretation and design. The museum opened in May 2013 to widespread acclaim – described by The Age as a museum that will leave you thinking for days.

Eithne returned to Event in April 2013 to lead content and interpretive strategy across the studio. In the past 18 months, she has delivered the interpretation elements of the masterplan for the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, as well as interpretation for two new galleries at Naturalis, the National Natural History Museum of the Netherlands, and Epic Ireland – an exploration of the Irish Diaspora.

An excellent listener, Eithne has a proven ability to collaborate with clients to create multi-layered, thought-provoking interpretation that works to the best advantage of audiences. She frequently works ‘embedded’ with content and curatorial teams to ensure their outputs meet the overarching project vision – and that the project vision captures the full potential of the content.


BA Modern History & English, University of Oxford

MA Arts Management & Cultural Policy, UCD


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