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Catch up with culture this winter with five great events for adults


Take advantage of the darker, atmospheric season to catch up with culture this winter. Check out five upcoming events for adults to spend some time at your Museum and delve into the fascinating and stimulating conversations our national collections can spark.
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EXHIBITION/COUNTRY LIFE 

 

New display of chairs goes on display in Co Mayo

 

A new display of chairs crafted by emerging designers from ATU Connemara has gone on display at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in Co Mayo as part of the exhibition Our Irish Chair: Tradition Revisited.
 
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SCIENCE WEEK AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

 

Explore the infinite possibilities of science this November


'Explore the infinite possibilities of science' is the theme for Science Week 2022 and the NMI is delighted to present an exciting programme of events with something for all ages - from the weird world of parasites to a Medieval Glendalough LEGO® model display.
 
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SCIENCE WEEK ADULT TALK/NATURAL HISTORY

 

'Opening a can of worms' at the NMI - Natural History

 
Join Zoology Curator, Dr Amy Geraghty, from the NMI - Natural History on Friday, 18 November, at 1.15pm for a special online talk to discover some examples of parasites. Lift the lid on their behaviour, lifecycles and presence in the collections. This online talk is for adults and booking is required. 
 
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EXHIBITION/DECORATIVE ARTS & HISTORY

 

Imaging Conflict; photographs from revolutionary era Ireland 1913-1923

   
This photograph was taken by W.D. Hogan, a photographer based in Henry Street, Dublin, who took some of the best-known photographs of the War of Independence and the Civil War. This image shows Women Protesting in 1920. Some look directly and defiantly at the camera. Note the wall is covered with posters and advertisements in the background. This image was most likely taken near Mountjoy Prison. 
 
On display in Imaging Conflict exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks. Free Admission. 
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OUTREACH LECTURE/ARCHAEOLOGY

 

Archaeology Through the Keyhole; Stories Through Science from Co. Offaly

   
Discover more about archaeological artefacts from Co. Offaly, including the Dowris Hoard, with Dr Bernard Gilhooly, Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities from the National Museum of Ireland.

This event is an outreach lecture that will take place at the Offaly History Centre, Tullamore on Tuesday 15th November at 7 pm. Booking is required via Eventbrite
 
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HIGHLIGHT EXHIBITION/DECORATIVE ARTS & HISTORY

 

Ib Jorgensen: A Fashion Retrospective


From the 1950s to the 1990s, Danish-born Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers, attracting a clientele from amongst the country's wealthiest and most stylish women. The exhibition looks back at Ib’s long career, displaying a selection of some forty garments including day, cocktail and evening wear from across three and a half decades, supplemented with original fashion photography and illustrations.

Ib Jorgensen at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks. Free Admission.
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STORYTELLING EVENTS/COUNTRY LIFE

 

What's the Scéal? mini-symposium will explore the world of the storyteller in Ireland today

 
The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Poetry Ireland are delighted to present a mini-symposium in collaboration with a host of talented storytellers from Ireland and further afield, exploring the ancient tradition of storytelling and its continued development and relevance today.

What’s the Scéal? Scéalta agus an Seanchaí/Stories and the Storyteller takes place at 2 pm on Friday, 2 December, at the NMI - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
 
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HIGHLIGHT OBJECTS/ARCHAEOLOGY

 

Decorated lead weights, Islandbridge, Dublin, c. AD 900 

 
These beautiful lead weights encapsulate much of what we know about early Viking Age Ireland. They are lead weights for trading purposes but decorated with chopped-up pieces of decorated Irish metalwork, probably from church metalwork. They were discovered along with a balance scale, in the grave of a Viking at Islandbridge in Dublin. The graves at Islandbridge represent some of the earliest Scandinavian settlers in Dublin. Dublin would later become one of the most significant urban centres in the Viking world, engaging in long-distance trade of exotic goods. NMI Collections: Left R2417, right R2413.

On display in the Viking Ireland exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Free Admission.
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TOUR/ARCHAEOLOGY

 

Take a highlight tour of NMI - Archaeology

 
Throughout the autumn, join one of our FREE public tours to find out more about life in Ireland from the Stone Age to Early Medieval Ireland and see some of Ireland's most iconic treasures at the Museum. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible. Families with children 8+. Free Admission.
 
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For Science Week 2022, the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History are asking you to 'Meet the Sharks!'

Discover the different species of sharks found around the Irish coast and take a quick peek at their closest living relatives!
 
 
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Images:

1. Visitors viewing the exhibitions at NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks
2. Micheál Kilcoyne, ATU Connemara, with his chair that is now on display at the NMI - Country Life, Castlebar, Mayo
3. Bronze Age Handling Box, NMI - Archaeology
4. NMI Zoology Curator, Dr Amy Geraghty, NMI - Natural History
5. Imaging Conflict exhibition, NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks
7. Late Bronze Age, Dowris Hoard, Doorosheath, Co. Offaly, NMI Collections
8. Ib Jorgensen exhibition, NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks
9. What's the Scéal? mini-symposium, NMI - Country Life, Castlebar, Mayo
10. Decorated lead weights, Islandbridge, Dublin, c, AD.900, NMI Collections R2417, right R2413.
11. Exterior of NMI - Archaeology
10. Video:'Meet the Sharks', NMI - Natural History



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