Conditions of Display: Research and Practice, Dublin, Friday 6 March (Seminar)

Posted: Monday, 02 March 2015

National Gallery of Ireland Research Day 2015: Friday 6 March 2015
Conditions of Display: Research and Practice

The National Gallery of Ireland is looking at re-hanging and re-imagining the collection, prior to the re-opening in 2016, and this will be impacted by conditions and concerns of display. As a way to explore this subject a number of post-graduates in a range of disciplines from Irish and overseas third level colleges have been invited to make presentations on aspects of current art practice, conditions of display, historical or theoretical research and the experience that informs these areas. Research Day will be launched by Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Opening remarks will be given by Gemma Tipton, freelance journalist, writer, editor and art critic. Gemma is widely known for her writings on art, architecture and aspects of Irish culture for The Irish Times and she is a regular contributor to radio and TV. She writes passionately about the potential of art galleries and has curated a number of art exhibitions and projects. Gemma will also chair the discussion at the end of the morning.

10.20 Welcome
Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland
10.30 Opening Remarks Conditions of Display
Gemma Tipton, Writer, Editor, Art Critic and Broadcaster
10.50 Negotiating Principles of Exhibition Design
Paul Green, PhD Candidate, School of Art and Media, University of Plymouth
11.10 Coffee - in the Atrium
11.40 The Role of the Curator in Mediating Artistic Interventions into Museum Collections
Mirjami Schuppert, PhD Candidate, University of Ulster
12.00 Art Among the Artefacts
Saidhbhín Gibson, Masters in Fine Art- Sculpture, Candidate NCAD
12.20 Museum Display, Exhibition Making and their use as Artistic Media
Sabina MacMahon, Masters in Museum Studies Candidate, University of Leicester
12.40 Engaging in Museums and Galleries: University College London's Student Engagement Project
Kevin Guyan, PhD Candidate and Student Engager, University College London
1.00 Panel Discussion Session
Chair: Gemma Tipton
1.30 Conclusion

Venue: National Gallery of Ireland, Lecture Theatre; Admission free, book in advance to
For information contact or 01 663 3509 or 663 3579
Special Offer: 10% off in the Gallery Café and Gallery Shop on 6 March for audience members