Member, Academic Advisory Group, National Museum of Ireland 1916 exhibition

McGarry, F. (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Description

‘1916: Easter Week Remembered’ The year 2016 presents a unique opportunity for the National Museum of Ireland to commemorate the events of 1916 and their historical context with a new exhibition dedicated to the events of Easter Week, 1916. Our Easter Week collection (of some 15,000 artefacts) includes many iconic, unique and emotive objects and images, reflecting the events and evoking the varied personalities involved in the Easter Rising. It contains a number of key documents and manuscripts relating to the Rising, such as the Proclamation of the Republic, Pearse’s bulletins issued from the GPO and his surrender order. It also includes the Irish Republic flag that flew over the GPO in 1916. The collection includes guns, uniforms, manuscripts, prison diaries and personal memorabilia. Some of the themes that will be addressed in the exhibition include personal stories of civilians as well as those of the leaders, the involvement of National Museum staff and previous commemorations of the Rising. Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks. - From March 2016
PeriodApr 2015Mar 2016
Work forNational Museum of Ireland, Ireland

Keywords

  • Museum exhibition
  • 1916
  • Easter Rising