Out of Storage
This double-height gallery is designed to give the visitor an impression of the range of artefacts in the reserve collections of the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.
It shows not only the variety in the Museum’s collections but also the logistical problems of storage.
Lighting changes gradually. This delivers a feeling of movement in this large space and encourages the visitor to look from object to object.
The 500 pieces displayed were chosen to reflect the collecting policies of the Museum through the years.
Location: National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, First & Second Floor, West Block, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.
Find out how the first establishment of the Museum took place.
Read how the collections of the Royal Dublin Society became the forerunner of today's Museum and what objects the Out of Storage exhibition displays from that era.
Discover artefacts originally collected by the Royal Irish Academy, now on show in the Out of Storage exhibition.
Explore the brief history of this forerunner to the National Museum of Ireland, founded to develop Irish industry, and related objects to see at Out of Storage.
See artefacts which formed the earliest collections of the Museum at the Out of Storage exhibition.
Read about the objects collected and acquired during the early 20th century period, then see them at the Out of Storage exhibition.
This dramatic period of war and rebellion saw major political changes come about in Ireland - and also at the Museum. See what artefacts emerged at the Out of Storage exhibition.