THE HISTORY MAN.

Daniel P. O'Neill is an artist/designer/model maker with over 25 years experience in the museum design field. His work can be seen in many institutions, and private collections worldwide.

A 3D design graduate of Medway College of Design (now University for the Creative Arts) in England, Dan worked for several years as an industrial designer for the IIRS, the Irish government's design advisory service to industry. After a two year self imposed gap spent training as a commercial pilot in the US, he returned to Ireland and established his design practice specialising in exhibit design and archaeological reconstruction work for heritage centers and regional museums established under EU initiatives. 

Most of O'Neill's current work is modelmaking and is split between maritime collectors and museums. His marine models and sculptures have been sold at Christies fine art auctions in New York, and can be found in many US private and corporate collections. He has undertaken design/model work for television and film companies, museum design firms and architectural practices large and small. His clients include the BBC, Ove Arup, Event Communications, Nantucket Whaling Museum, Mel Fisher Museum, The Royal College of Art and the British Museum.

Recent projects (2014) include The Museum of the Bahamas and Dublinia Museum Ireland.


He is also one of the few artists able to list Saddam Hussein as a client (though obviously not currently!) A full list of clients is available on request.