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Portrait of Tola Dabiri

Tola Dabiri

Managing Director UK Centre for Carnival Arts United Kingdom Cultural Heritage

Tola Dabiri is the Managing Director at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts. Tola has worked in the cultural sector since 1995 and is currently a PhD researcher at Leeds Beckett University, looking at the oral tradition and intangible heritage of Carnival.
In her earlier career, Tola has worked at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, The National Archives and library services across London. Tola has also been a consultant in the cultural sector, specialising in project management, equality and inclusion, and fundraising. In 2018, Tola was commissioned by the Archives and Records Association to undertake the literature and project review into diversity and inclusion in the archives and record keeping workforce in the UK.