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Curator's Tour: Shadow of Sodeisha

Saturday 6th May 2pm-3pm

Join Dr Audrey Whitty, Keeper, Art & Industry for a tour of the new exhibition Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay. Marking the 60th anniversary of the official commencement of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan in 1957, this exhibition displays the work of 12 leading contemporary ceramic artists from both Ireland and Japan. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

Bog bodies, Bicycles and Big Houses: The Material Imagination of Irish Writing

Saturday 13th May 2pm

Following visits to the National Museum of Ireland, students from the School of English at Trinity College Dublin produced creative responses to the objects that recur in modern and contemporary Irish
writing. Students will present selections of their work, which has been collected in their published book motes. No Booking required

International Museum Day: Tour Conservation Studios

Thursday 18th May 2.30pm-4pm

Get behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios. A great
opportunity to see the work behind the scenes at the Museum, and meet Museum conservators and look at some of their current conservation projects. Booking required. 


Culture Club at Collins Barracks

Friday 26th May 11.30am-1pm

Running on the last Friday of every month, this new initiative, in collaboration with Dublin City Council, invites members to explore and enjoy the collection at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by 'Tea & Chat' and an opportunity to mingle. For further information email: bookings@museum.ie

Public Tour: Eileen Gray

Sunday 28th May 3pm-3.45pm

Join a public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.