National Museum of Childhood event awareness day, Dublin (Museum Development)

Posted: Thursday, 13 July 2017

The National Museum of Childhood is holding an awareness day about the proposed museum in Dun Laghaoire, Dublin, on the 19 August 2017.

Supported by The National Heritage Council, the event will explore the theme of Exhibiting Childhood through two illustrated talks on the National Museum of Ireland's collection of artefacts relating to Irish children and childhood. This session, which will be chaired by Dr Alison Fitzgerald (Maynooth University), will feature Audrey Whitty (PhD), Keeper of the Arts and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts and History), National Museum of Ireland, and Clodagh Doyle, Assistant Keeper, Irish Folklife Division, National Museum of Ireland.

Additionally, a series of talks, aimed at adults and teens, will be accompanied by an exhibition entitled Down Memory Lane - Irish Childhood in the Twentieth Century: Play and 'Childish Reactions': children's leisure time in eighteenth-century Ireland -- Gaye Ashford; Children's clothing and the material of everyday life, 1800-1900 -- Mary Hatfield; and Youth and youth culture in twentieth-century Ireland: histories and memories -- Sarah-Anne Buckley. This session will be chaired by Marnie Hay (Lecturer in History, Dublin City University).

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