Dublin – Members Study TripIn Person Event
Register your Expression of Interest to join us at Museum of Literature Ireland and Kilmainham Gaol
NI Museums Council are hosting a study trip to Dublin to learn from sector colleagues and to visit new exhibitions. Travel will be covered by NI Museums Council either via a stipend or provision of a bus from Belfast – this will be announced at a later stage. We are asking individuals to register their interest and will allocate spaces week commencing 13th November.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER
Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)
MoLI is called a ‘museum of literature for the worlds greatest storytellers’ and hosts an interactive celebration of Irish poets, playwrights and novelists. In 2023 MoLI won a Europa Nostra prize for Citizens’ Engagement & Awareness-raising. The award recognizes outstanding heritage-led projects which foster social cohesion, inclusion, multicultural dialogue and understanding, nurture a sense of place and belonging, celebrate diversity and multiple identities as well as stimulate citizens’ engagement, ownership and civic responsibility. The judges commented on the work done by MoLI to engage with young people and address their declining interest in literature.
During our visit, delegates will be given a tour of the museum before visiting the LitLab to hear about the work of the Learning Department.
Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 and has held thousands of men, women and children for crimes that ranged from minor offences to being involved in some of the most momentous events in Irish history.
Delegates will be given a tour of the Gaol by Brian Crowley, Curator of the collections at Pearse Museum and Kilmainham Gaol before visiting the temporary exhibitions “‘hearts ne’er waver’: The Women Prisoners of the Irish Civil War” and “Voices”, an exhibition by artist Margo McNulty inspired by the Civil War women prisoners.
How to Register Interest
This event is available only to members of the NI Museums Council – this includes members of staff who work at a museum that holds organisational membership.
NI museums Council are accepting Expressions of Interest via Eventbrite or by filling in the form and returning it to Catherine Doran at email@example.com.
Numbers are limited so please register your interest early. Deadline to register is Friday 10th November.
A programme will be circulated once all of the spaces have been allocated.