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Discovering Darwin: One-day seminar at The National Museum of Ireland (11/23/2009)

On the 28th of November the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is holding a one-day seminar celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication “On the Origin of Species”. Talks will not only be based on the book’s ideas, but also on how the theory of evolution has evolved over the last 150 years.

One Day Conference on Asian Art and Ireland at the National Museum of Ireland - Saturday 14th November. (11/12/2009)

The National Museum of Ireland is hosting a 1-day conference on Saturday 14 November that explores in depth some of the themes touched on in the National Museum’s permanent exhibition of Asian Art, A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender exhibition. The conference programme consists of a series of talks covering such diverse topics as the influence of Buddhism in Ireland and the iconography of Arhats.

World War One Day at the National Museum of Ireland  - Decorative Arts and History (11/04/2009)

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, is holding a day of talks and activities on Saturday 7th November to mark the end of World War One.  

High definition Lunar Landings (07/23/2009)

As part of Moon Week at Collins Barracks, the National Museum of Ireland will display high-definition pictures showing the historic Apollo lunar landing sites for the first time in four decades.

'Come Back to Erin' (07/23/2009)

Irish Travel Poster Exhibition opens on Thursday 25th June at the National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks.

National Day of Commemoration (07/23/2009)

As this weekend marks the National Day of Commemoration, take this opportunity to learn more about the experiences of all the Irish men and women involved in past wars and on service with the National Museum of Ireland.

Moon Week 2009 (07/16/2009)

Moon Week 2009 at the National Museum of Ireland marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

‘Catch Up On Culture’ at the National Museum of Ireland (05/16/2009)

The National Museum of Ireland is pleased to be supporting this year’s Catch Up on Culture Week, organised by the Irish Museums Association, running from 17 to 24 May 2009.

A new interactive discovery gallery at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

New interactive discovery gallery opens at the National Museum of Ireland on Thursday 5 March 2009.

Last chance to see the temporary exhibition entitled “Treasures of Today – Silver from Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1980 – 2008 ” (03/05/2009)

Last chance to see the temporary exhibition entitled “Treasures of Today – Silver from Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1980 – 2008 ” which closes on Sunday 18 January 2009 at The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb, Dublin 7.

A new lecture series, entitled Blaze Away starts on Tuesday 3 February 2009 at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7 (03/05/2009)

A series of free public lectures on the history of duelling in Ireland starts next week at the National Museum at Collins Barracks

Barracks Life Room opens at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

New interactive discovery gallery opens at the National Museum of Ireland on Thursday 5 March 2009.

A special live performance and lecture for the Medieval Lecture Series (03/05/2009)

Traditional Singer from Queen’s University, Belfast gives live performance and lecture as part of the Medieval Lecture Series at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street.

The anniversary of Daniel O’Connell’s famous duel (03/05/2009)

Mark the anniversary of Daniel O’Connell’s famous duel by visiting the Blaze Away exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.

A Question of Love at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

In the spirit of Saint Valentine, embark on a romantic journey through the ages and take an affectionate look at all things governed by the heart at the National Museum of Ireland.

Commemoration of the first Dáil and launch of the Irish War of Independence (03/05/2009)

Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the first Dáil and the launch of the Irish War of Independence by visiting the National Museum of Ireland.

Eileen Gray exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

In a week when Eileen Gray has cemented her place as one of the most important designers of the 20th century, it is worth remembering that the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks holds a permanent collection devoted to this Wexford-born designer and that admission to the Museum is completely free.

New exhibition examining duelling opens at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

A new exhibition entitled Blaze Away Officially opens to the public on Thursday 4 December 2008 at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Christmas Food fair and Open Day (12/08/2008)

“Tis the season to be jolly” Family fun for everyone - Christmas Food Fair and Open Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Saturday 13th December 2008 (11.00am – 5.00pm)

The Albert Bender Exhibition - Press Call (11/12/2008)

Private viewing of objects collected by Albert Bender and subsequently donated to the NMI to include a rare set of Thangkas (paintings on cotton) of the Arhats (disciples) of Buddha and Four Lokapalas (Guardians) of the Four Quarters of the World from a Tibetan-Buddhist temple dating to the 18th Century. Also included are textiles associated with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), a Daoist priest’s robe from 17th/18th century China and several decorative arts objects in the areas of metalwork, ceramics and wood.

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