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Community Groups in Dublin’s northwest, ‘Press Play’ at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks

Community Groups in Dublin’s northwest, ‘Press Play’ at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks

March 02, 2017

The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin is the venue for a special event on Thursday, March 2nd that showcases the work of community groups, schools and individuals from Cabra, Finglas, Whitehall and Ballymun. 

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND  PREAS RÁITEAS THAR CEANN ARD-MHÚSAEM NA hÉIREANN

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND PREAS RÁITEAS THAR CEANN ARD-MHÚSAEM NA hÉIREANN

December 09, 2016

The National Museum of Ireland has welcomed the announcement of the Government’s plan for the promotion and development of Ireland’s cultural infrastructure.

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND -  PREAS RÁITEAS THAR CEANN ARD-MHÚSAEM NA hÉIREANN

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND - PREAS RÁITEAS THAR CEANN ARD-MHÚSAEM NA hÉIREANN

December 06, 2016

Today, Tuesday 6th December at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Minister Heather Humphreys, T.D.   officially launched Proclaiming a Republic – Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection by Darragh Gannon, a beautifully illustrated book published by Irish Academic Press in association with the National Museum of Ireland. 

Frongoch Launch: Recreating a Lost Landscape

Frongoch Launch: Recreating a Lost Landscape

December 02, 2016

On Tuesday 6th December at 12:00pm, the Digital Repository of Ireland will launch a series of new digital exhibitions to commemorate the internment of Irish prisoners at the Frongoch internment camp, Wales, in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. 

Universal Design Exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History

Universal Design Exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History

December 01, 2016

An exhibition of product designs created as part of The Community Design Challenge – a project by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Enable Ireland. On display from December 2016 to June 2017 in the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks.

Gregynog Festival commission to receive its Irish premiere performance on 2 December, documentary screening 6 December

Gregynog Festival commission to receive its Irish premiere performance on 2 December, documentary screening 6 December

December 01, 2016

“Freakshow”, commissioned from Sam Perkin by the Gregynog Festival as part of its 2016 Éire season, is to receive its Irish premiere performance on Friday evening, 2 December 2016, at 7.30pm.

Central Bank issues €10 silver proof Eileen Gray coin

Central Bank issues €10 silver proof Eileen Gray coin

November 30, 2016

The Central Bank of Ireland will today issue a €10 limited edition silver proof collector coin, celebrating renowned Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray [1878 - 1976].

The Shuttle Hive: A Century of Rising Threads

The Shuttle Hive: A Century of Rising Threads

November 02, 2016

A commemorative collection from designer Alison Conneely and inspired by the role of women in the War of Independence, to open at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History on Friday, 4 November

New online gallery launched to showcase Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft

New online gallery launched to showcase Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft

September 28, 2016

Over 100 works acquired under the joint purchase scheme between
the National Museum of Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland now presented online

Mise Éire? Shaping a Nation through Design

Mise Éire? Shaping a Nation through Design

September 22, 2016

Internationally-renowned author and ceramic artist Edmund de Waal to give keynote address at two-day conference exploring national identity as seen through the lens of design and craft

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