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National Museum announces its programme of events for National Heritage Week 2018

National Museum announces its programme of events for National Heritage Week 2018

July 18, 2018

As part of National Heritage Week 2018, the National Museum of Ireland announces twenty free public events at its four sites in Dublin and Mayo.

President launches new exhibition exploring Traveller life and traditions in the west of Ireland

President launches new exhibition exploring Traveller life and traditions in the west of Ireland

July 10, 2018

Travellers’ Journey is the NMI’s most significant exhibition to date focussed on Traveller culture and has been co-curated with Traveller organisations in the west of Ireland.

Prehistoric gold artefacts discovered in County Donegal

Prehistoric gold artefacts discovered in County Donegal

June 28, 2018

The National Museum of Ireland received a report on Tuesday 26 June 2018 of the discovery of significant artefacts in County Donegal, which appear to date from the Bronze Age.

[Press-release] What’s the Story in Dublin 7?

[Press-release] What’s the Story in Dublin 7?

June 21, 2018

'Stories Between Us' is an intergenerational learning arts project which will develop a memory box of objects that represent and inspire the telling of stories about Grangegorman and the local Dublin 7 area. This project is curated by Janine Davidson and brings together the National Museum of Ireland, St Gabriel’s National School, Henrietta St Adult Education (HACE), and the Phibsboro Retirement Group.

 

Exhibition Opening - Stones, Slabs and Seascapes: George Victor du Noyer’s Images of Ireland

Exhibition Opening - Stones, Slabs and Seascapes: George Victor du Noyer’s Images of Ireland

May 31, 2018

A selection of watercolours and drawings to mark the bicentenary of George Victor du Noyer’s birth.

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND- Centenary of Women’s Suffrage.

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND- Centenary of Women’s Suffrage.

May 21, 2018

The National Museum of Ireland in collaboration with the Houses of the Oireachtas marked the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage. On Friday night, 18th May, there was a panel discussion chaired by Senator Ivana Bacik which was hosted in the Seanad Chamber, Leinster House.

COLLECT, COLLECTING, COLLECTED - One day Glass Symposium at the National Museum of Ireland

COLLECT, COLLECTING, COLLECTED - One day Glass Symposium at the National Museum of Ireland

May 17, 2018

Glass artists, designers and curators come together for this important symposium at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018.  The symposium is part of the Museum's exciting Artist in Residency programme for 2018 with artist Róisín de Buitléar, and aims to stimulate and inspire; exploring how, why and what makes a contemporary collection significant. 

[Press-Release] National Museum of Ireland: Acquisition of rare Charles II Irish silver

[Press-Release] National Museum of Ireland: Acquisition of rare Charles II Irish silver

May 15, 2018

The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) today (15.05.18) announced the purchase of a rare Charles II Irish silver six part dressing service with the mark of John Segar, Dublin, dated 1685, through Christie’s auction house, New York on 20th April 2018. 

National Museum of Ireland launches Master Vision Statement 2018 - 2032

National Museum of Ireland launches Master Vision Statement 2018 - 2032

May 10, 2018

Connecting Our Past and Our Future sets out 15-year vision for all NMI sites

Public’s cherished objects tell social history of Ireland in new National Treasures exhibition

Public’s cherished objects tell social history of Ireland in new National Treasures exhibition

April 24, 2018

Unique island-wide project has inspired thousands of people to dig out, dust off and submit their stories and treasures

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