Victoria Millar

Senior Curator of History

  • Department: History
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Core responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for the History collections held at the Ulster Folk Museum and Ulster American Folk Park.

Victoria is a trustee of the Social History Curators Group and currently serves as one of its conference organisers.

Staff background:

Having undertaken a BA in Archaeology and Modern History and an MA in Museum Studies, Victoria began her career at National Museums Liverpool in 2008 where she worked as an Assistant Exhibition Curator on the development of the Museum of Liverpool.

Victoria returned home to Northern Ireland in late 2010 to take up the role of Museum/Heritage Officer at Limavady Borough Council. In 2013, she worked at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland for a short time before becoming Keeper of Collections at Down County Museum. In 2016, she took up the role as Curator of HMS Caroline with the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Victoria joined National Museums NI as Project Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project in 2018. The following year, she became Senior Curator of History.

Since commencing in this role, one of Victoria’s primary research priorities has been the history and development of the Ulster Folk Museum.  

Staff interests:

At the end of 2020, Victoria started her own blog which showcases a range of interesting stories written in and about Belfast between the First and Second World Wars. You can check it out here:

She also enjoys travelling, Pilates, visiting places of historic interest and is a member of a book club. 

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