Kathryn Milligan is an art historian specialising in nineteenth and twentieth century Irish art.

I am an art historian based in Dublin, Ireland.

My passion is sharing the history of art in Ireland though tours, lectures and publications. From pre-Christian monuments and metalwork through to contemporary installation and painting, Ireland has a rich visual and art-making tradition that intersects with the country’s social and political history. 

About My Work

I work in the Special Collections unit at the UCD Library. Prior to this, I was an Irish Research Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy and the inaugural ESB Research Fellow, at the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland. 

In addition to my work at UCD, I am also a freelance art historian and continue to publish academic research. For more see the ‘Research’ and ‘Publications’ pages. I have been a course leader and guest lecturer at galleries around Ireland, including the National Gallery of Ireland, the Hugh Lane Gallery, Limerick City Art Gallery and the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. I sit on the Editorial Board of Artefact, the journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians and previously served as the Chair as the IAAH. I am also a committee member of the Dublin History Research Group.