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'Come Together Again' this Culture Night/Oíche Chultúir

The Museum is delighted to be participating once again in Culture Night/Oíche Chultúir on Friday, 17 September. The theme for this year's initiative is 'Come Together Again'.

There is late opening until 9pm on the night at our Museums in Dublin and Mayo and an online events programme to enjoy. 

Culture Night is an annual, all-island initiative celebrating the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today and connecting people to cultural activities. Many different types of spaces and venues participate each year - from museums, galleries and theatres to clubs, societies and cafés, keeping their doors open late on the night with free admission and special events.

Online programme for Culture Night 2021

  • In Conversation: The Importance of the InForm Exhibition
NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
5pm, live Zoom event | Booking required

Join Dr Edith Andrees, curator of the exhibition InForm, at 5pm for this live Zoom event in partnership with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland. Dr. Andrees will be joined by the graduate students and tutors of InForm, alongside other key members of the exhibition team. BOOKING AND FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Artist-in-residence Anthony Haughey in conversation with Director of the NMI, Lynn Scarff
NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
6pm, live stream on Facebook and Youtube

The Museum's Culture Night programme continues at 6pm with a live streamed event featuring internationally renowned artist Anthony Haughey. Anthony will be joined by Lynn Scarff, Director of the NMI, to talk about his residency with the Museum. This event will be live streamed on Facebook and the Museum's Youtube channel. FIND OUT MORE


Some other exhibitions to enjoy across three Museums open until 9pm include:

NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

This is a new pop-up exhibition celebrating the phenomenal global influence of iconic Irish modernist Eileen Gray. Making and Momentum is a travelling exhibition of contemporary visual art which opened in Roquebrune, France, in June 2021. The exhibition is curated by award winning Irish artist and designer, Richard Malone, in collaboration with the Design and Crafts Council Ireland and Association Cap Moderne. 

NMI - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

If you haven't visited yet, be sure to put this in your diary for Culture Night. This temporary exhibition opened in 2020 and looks at the history and objects of one of Ireland's best known medieval sites at Glendalough in Co Wicklow. 

NMI - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Enjoy a pop-up display of Polish folk art at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life at Turlough Park, Castlebar. Curated by Bardzo Ladnie Foundation, the exhibition is on display as part of a nationwide campaign called Integration Through Culture.

NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Be sure to visit InForm before it closes on 26 September. This exhibition opened in June 2021 and is the culmination of a two-year long collaborative project between the Museum and the Design and Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI). Don't miss this vibrant exhibition show-casing contemporary Irish ceramics and jewellery by twenty-two emerging makers, next to the Museum objects that inspired them. 

Book your visit to the NMI for Culture Night 2021

In order to facilitate a safe and enjoyable visit, you will need to book a free, timed entry ticket for admission to the exhibition galleries at the National Museum of Ireland. Admission to the National Museum of Ireland is free. The exhibition galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday to Monday from 1 to 5pm.

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