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Isabella Mulhall

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI)

Isabella Mulhall has served on the Council of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland since March 2021. She has worked as an Assistant Keeper in the Irish Antiquities Division (IAD) of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology since 2002, where she has curatorial responsibility for the Irish Iron Age collection, the Egyptian collection and elements of the early medieval collection. She is also coordinator of the NMI Bog Bodies Research Project at the National Museum of Ireland and co-curated a permanent exhibition, ‘Kingship and Sacrifice’ (bog bodies) which opened in the NMI-Archaeology in 2006. She has lectured and published on the subject of the NMI Bog Bodies Research Project and is co-editor of the forthcoming NMI monograph publication of the multi-disciplinary findings of the project. She is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and, as a fully licence-eligible archaeologist, has carried out numerous investigations on behalf of the NMI of a wide range of sites including the find spots of bog-preserved remains and other related waterlogged finds which have come to light Ireland’s peatlands. She also has a role in the implementation of the statutory functions of the National Museum of Ireland which include, amongst others, the licensing of archaeological excavations and the inspection of archaeological excavation assemblages. She recently coordinated the updating of the NMI advice notes for excavators entitled, ‘Standards for the care and treatment of archaeological objects from excavations’. 

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