With the theme in Ireland for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in mind, ‘making a connection', Archaeology Ireland are planning a new series of short articles showcasing the many excellent museums and heritage centres around the country.
The proposed articles will have two elements: firstly, a brief description of the museum and its collections (250 words). This might include a brief description of its history/ how it came into being and what it represents or specialises in. A separate text box can include the ‘vital statistics' of address, web address, opening hours and entry fee (if applicable).
The second element is a featured artefact from the museum, chosen by the writer (400 words). This should include a description of what it is, where it comes from, its significance to its era/find context/the locality/the collection/the writer. These are really just ideas - what is written will depend on both the writer and the object. The object should be Irish-made or found in Ireland.
The article should include a minimum of one photograph of the chosen artefact, and maximum of two. For more information on image requirements, please see the contributor guidelines on our website (www.archaeologyireland.ie). Please also include a short biography of the author of the piece (about 20 words).
Our aim is to raise awareness among Archaeology Ireland magazine's readers of the various museums around the country and thereby to encourage them to go along and try them out.
The deadline for submissions to the next magazine is mid-January and should be addressed to: Sharon Greene, Editor, Archaeology Ireland email@example.com