Jordana Maguire

Dissertation title

Living Museums: Creating a Built Heritage Asset Management Information System (BMIS) to assist decision making in the Heritage Sector


Dr Will Megarry



Dissertation topic

This collaborative project, between Queen’s University Belfast and the National Museums Northern Ireland, is focused on asking how we can best maintain living museums as a social and an academic space. The aim of the project is to identify and address what is required to maintain a living museum, using geospatial technologies and remote sensing to aid the decision-making process for the teams on the ground involved in conservation and adaptation strategies at Living Museums. The resulting methodology and framework would be applicable to all folk/ living museums, with this initial study being focused on the Ulster Folk Museum in Cultra, Co.Down.


Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Modelling techniques, and landscapes.