The Object For Our Times

Some objects from the exhibition

Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks, Dublin to see an exhibition of 10 objects chosen, with the assistance of the public, to represent contemporary Ireland. One of these will be chosen as the 100th object to be included in the book, A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O’Toole which will be published in March 2013 by the Royal Irish Academy in association with the National Museum of Ireland and the Irish Times.

The objects represent various facets of modern day Ireland and include the original Anglo-Irish Bank sign from St Stephen’s Green, the outfits worn by Jean Butler and Michael Flatley in the original production of Riverdance, a pair of gloves worn by Ireland’s gold medal-winning Olympic boxer Katie Taylor as well as other objects including a decommissioned IRA weapon, a hospital trolley, a Holy Communion dress, a Certificate of Citizenship, the Euro and a smart phone.

You can vote using the ballot paper provided at the exhibition or alternatively visit www.100objects.ieLinks to external website. The site also includes information on the other objects in the series as well as other events and activities.

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