Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.
October 05, 2016
Very rare, 4 pence, first-issue Western Australian stamp known as the ‘inverted swan’, from the Duke of Leinster Collection.
September 07, 2016
An example of early twentieth century collecting practices.
August 24, 2016
Metal hook for moving pigs from sty to slaughter.
July 27, 2016
The First World War and the Wicklow lead mines.
June 29, 2016
From Lagore Crannog, Co. Meath.
June 01, 2016
Japanese hand-painted pottery with rich decoration in gold and brightly coloured enamels.
May 25, 2016
Penal cross featured in Joseph Bigger’s 1909 publication Irish Penal Crosses 1713-1781.
April 20, 2016
A memento from the 1875-6 British Arctic Expedition.
March 30, 2016
Today we compile inventories and record data on computers using database programs. Yet the origins of documentation date back about 5,000 years to the development of the cuneiform script in Mesopotamia.
March 16, 2016
A package from Japan brings a collection of Neolithic artefacts and a glimpse at a mysterious, ancient people: the Ainu.