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Documentation Discoveries

Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.


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A Nineteenth Century Sampler

A Nineteenth Century Sampler

August 21, 2013

A sampler made by Elenor Hickey aged 14, dating to 1838 with a macabre rhyme embroidered onto it.

The Signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921

The Signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921

August 14, 2013

Arthur Griffith’s statement told the world that the war between Ireland and Britain was at an end.

Thomas Matthew Ray's Collection and Archive

Thomas Matthew Ray's Collection and Archive

August 07, 2013

T.M. Ray (1801–1881) was active in the 19th century Irish nationalist movement and also left his mark on the collections of the National Museum.

A Norwegian Deep Water Starfish

A Norwegian Deep Water Starfish

August 01, 2013

In the course of the Inventory Project a starfish from a Norwegian fjord was catalogued.

Bell from Sheridan’s Foundry, Dublin

Bell from Sheridan’s Foundry, Dublin

July 31, 2013

A nineteenth century foundry cast bell from Sheridan’s Foundry, Dublin.

Here Be Dragons! A Wrought Iron Sienese Dragon

Here Be Dragons! A Wrought Iron Sienese Dragon

July 24, 2013

A fierce wrought iron dragon from the Renaissance city of Siena, Italy, thought to be a pole or tethering ring.

A Delicate and Beautiful Japanese Wood-Block Print by Hokusai

A Delicate and Beautiful Japanese Wood-Block Print by Hokusai

July 17, 2013

This Japanese wood-block print by Katsushika Hokusai entitled: The Suspension Bridge on the border of Hida and Etchu Provinces (DB:1933.84) is one of eleven prints from the landscape series Views of Famous Bridges in Various Providences (1827 – 1830). 

Persian Lioness

Persian Lioness

July 10, 2013

Skin of a Persian lioness, belonging to an endangered subspecies of lions, brought to Dublin by King Edward VII in 1902.

Pair of Season Tickets for Cork International Exhibition 1902

Pair of Season Tickets for Cork International Exhibition 1902

July 03, 2013

The Inventory team documented a pair of season tickets to The Cork International Exhibition which was held in 1902, attracting exhibits from all over the world and almost 2 million visitors. 

Late Roman Amphora Sherds from Co. Waterford

Late Roman Amphora Sherds from Co. Waterford

June 26, 2013

Unexpected discovery of Late Roman amphora sherds amongst the excavated material in the crypt of the National Museum of Ireland. 

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