John Patrick Greene
I was a volunteer at Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Roman Baths at Bath and Portchester Castle. I directed rescue excavations in Bath and Dorchester. I directed the excavation of Norton Priory Augustinian priory in Cheshire, the basis of my PhD and a book published by Cambridge University Press. I directed the transformation of the world's oldest railway buildings into the Museum of Science and industry in Manchester and made a special study of the nineteenth century timber trade. In Melbourne I directed museums that included First Peoples culture, and which hosted major Aztec, Pompeii and Egyptian exhibitions. I am CEO and Museum Director of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. I am a member of the Heritage Council and have taken an interest in the work of the Discovery Programme. I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Museums Association, and also a member of the Royal Archaeological Institute. I am an occasional contributor to the Irish Times Abroad.