Project Archivist Position at ITMA

ITMA would welcome applications from information professionals with a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience, as well as from applicants seeking pre-qualification experience.

The Cullinane Archive Collection (CAC)

CAC is an extensive multimedia collection of material relating to the history of Irish dance compiled over his lifetime by Dr John Cullinane. The collection includes: published books and periodicals, academic theses, non-commercial sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, historical documents, newspaper clippings, ephemera (event programmes, posters, flyers etc.) and artefacts (including costume items, medals, etc.).

Dr John Cullinane

A champion dancer, Dr John Cullinane has devoted his life to collecting and documenting Irish dancing initially in Ireland but subsequently throughout the world. On his own initiative and with boundless energy, he interviewed dance teachers and pupils all over the globe before the mass popularity of Irish dancing due to Riverdance. John shared his knowledge and meticulous research on Irish dancing through many published scholarly articles and books. He is widely acknowledged as a leading authority on the history and development of Irish dance.