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we make our own histories - Neon artwork installation

we make our own histories Neon Installation

The neon artwork, which features the phrase we make our own histories was co-created by artist Anthony Haughey as Artist-in-Residence at the National Museum of Ireland working with young people who live near the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, County Mayo.

This artist’s neon was produced by sampling and combining the handwriting of 120 young people who participated in a series of workshops hosted by Anthony Haughey during his residency. The workshops introduced participants to historical collections in the Museum, inviting them to reflect on the significance of understanding the past in order to shape an inclusive future.

The Artist in Residence project is a partnership between the National Museum of Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023.



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