Tandem Design

Claire Dalton*

Project Responsibilities
Claire is involved from the earliest stages of the project, working alongside the client to understand the unique characteristics of the site or asset and how to best communicate its spirit and stories.

She works in the area of interpretation planning, exhibition content planning and in-depth research, developing the key stories to be told and devising strategies for interpretation. Claire also works on the content development and research, identifying themes and learning outcomes, planning content for exhibitions and outdoor installations across a range of interpretive media such as panels, interactive audio-visual, digital guides and scripts.

Relevant Experience
Claire joined the team in May 2015, bringing a strong experience of the culture and heritage sector to Tandem. Previously Claire has worked with established organisations such as Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle, FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio and the Ulster Museum, curating exhibitions of sculpture and fine art from the 20th and 21st centuries and devising exhibition programmes and public events with contemporary artists and craftspeople. She has contributed to several publications including the Irish  Museums Association Annual Publication, the Irish Arts Review and a variety of auction and exhibition catalogues.

Professional Development
Claire completed an HND in Cultural Heritage (Level 5) through the Northern Ireland Museums Council in 2013 and is currently a member of the Visitor Studies Group.

MA Museum Studies and
Cultural Heritage (Distinction)
University of Ulster
September 2011 – August 2012

BA Hons History of Art (2.1) and French (2:2)
Trinity College Dublin
September 2003 – June 2007

Key Projects

  • Seamus Heaney HomePlace: Interpretation planning and development
  • Irish Football Association Education & Heritage Centre: Interpretation planning and  development
  • Fort Bovisand: Research and audience evaluation
  • Slieve Donard Resort Heritage Room: Interpretation planning and development
  • Interpretive strategies for Dublin City Council, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, NI Water, among others