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Panel Discussion: Caretakers of Ireland's Cultural Heritage?

Join us in an evening discussion about the past and current roles of museums to mark the passing, 140 years ago, of the 1877 Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, which established the National Museum of Ireland.

Panel speakers are:

Raghnall Ó Floinn, Director of the National Museum of Ireland;
Dr Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Museum and Heritage Studies, Ulster University;
Judith McCarthy, Curator, Donegal County Museum, and Board Member, National Museum of Ireland;
Máire O Higgins, Assistant Principal, Larkin Community College, Dublin.

Discussion chaired by:
Brian Crowley, Curator of the Pearse Museum and former Chair of the Irish Museums Association.

The discussion will explore the background to and significance of this important Act in the context of the increasing social role and relevance of museums today, and the challenges and opportunities associated with this changing role.

Booking essential, please email educationarch@museum.ie or call 01 6486 332.
Located in Kildare Room, Ground Floor. National Museum of Ireland- Archaeology. Wheelchair accessible. Free event.