Calendar of Events

Talks • Tours • Workshops • Seminars • Competitions

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Calendar of Events Q3 2014 q3_2014.pdf (1.29 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Calendar of Events Q2 2014 Q2_2014.pdf (1.07 MB, Adobe PDF) 

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01/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
One of designer Eileen Gray’s most famous chairs was inspired by the letter ’S’. What piece of furniture would you design using a letter of the alphabet as your inspiration? Visit the Eileen Gray exhibition and then drop into the Activity Area during August to test your design skills - and give yourself an A! Drop-in Activity, no booking required.

01/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - 7-12yrs
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Select your favourite artefact from the Folklife Collection then simply complete one of our ‘My Favourite Object’ activity sheets. Prizes for the best filled out activity sheet - available in English and Irish language.

01/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Choose your favourite object and write a story about it in just six words. Entries will be judged by Irish Independent Editor, Katie Byrne and published in the Weekend Magazine. Pick up your entry form at reception!

23/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
Various times
Various - All Ages
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Drop in to Collins Barracks during Heritage Week, from 23rd - 31st August, to enjoy an exhibition or take part in a tour, talk or workshop. During the week, pick up the Heritage Trail, a free resource for families to explore the Museum, looking for examples of Irish heritage on the way!

Talk - Ages 14+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Join Carol Smith, Museum conservator, for a talk on the conservation of a recently discovered Viking sword from the River Shannon and the discoveries that have been revealed about the sword through the conservation process. No booking required. Places allocated on a first come basis. Located in the Ceramics Room, first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
2.30- 4pm
Tour - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
A chance to get behind the scenes at the Museum to meet Museum Conservators and look at some of their current conservation projects. Admission free but booking essential.

Talk - Ages 14+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Join Dr Stephen Harrison to hear some of the latest findings and reinterpretations of the recently completed, Irish Viking Graves Project based at the National Museum of Ireland. No booking required. Places allocated on a first come basis. Located in the Ceramics Room, first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
10.30am to 1.00pm
Workshop - Age 14+
Merrion Street (Natural History)
A new workshop offered by the geology curator Matthew Parkes in association with the Geology Museum of Trinity College Dublin will explore the fascinating material amber, a fossilised tree resin, with a particular focus on insects preserved in it. Using microscopes and keys, you will get the opportunity to try and identify a range of insects and animals in amber. Please note the venues: Learning Resource Room, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, followed by a session in the Palaeontology Lab of the Geology Department, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin. Not wheelchair accessible. Numbers limited to 20, booking required, ring the Education & Outreach Department at 01 648 6307 or email educationarch@museum.ie.

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
10.30am-1pm
Workshop - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
A new workshop offered by the geology curator Matthew Parkes in association with the Geology Museum of Trinity College Dublin will explore the fascinating material amber, a fossilised tree resin, with a particular focus on insects preserved in it. Using microscopes and keys, you will get the opportunity to try and identify a range of insects and animals in amber. Please note the venues: Learning Resource Room, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, followed by a session in the Palaeontology Lab of the Geology Department, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin. Not wheelchair accessible. 20 places, booking required. To book phone the Education & Outreach Department at 01 648 6307 or email educationarch@museum.ie.

29/08/2014 - 29/08/2014
1.15-1.45pm
Talk - Ages 14+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
UCD’s historical mineral collection is being conserved and transferred to the Natural History Museum with support from the Heritage Council. Join Dr Patrick Roycroft of UCD to hear about this exciting project and see a selection of the minerals. No booking required. Places allocated on a first come basis. Located in the Viking AV room, first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

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