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Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908-1918

Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908-1918 image

9.30-5pm, Monday to Saturday Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Runs until 12 October 2019

‘Print, Protest and the Polls’ commemorates the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through the use of print media – through pormotion and protest – by the Irish suffragists and their opponents. The exhibition shines a light on a neglected period in Irish women’s history, while simultaneously exploring the powerful relationship between the contemporary political protest and the developing print media. The exhibition includes material from local suffragette Lillian Metge. This a travelling exhibition curated by Donna Gilligan. It was first mounted at the National Print Museum, Dublin.

‘Print, Protest and the Polls’ commemorates the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through the use of print media – through pormotion and protest – by the Irish suffragists and their opponents. The exhibition shines a light on a neglected period in Irish women’s history, while simultaneously exploring the powerful relationship between the contemporary political protest and the developing print media.  The exhibition includes material from local suffragette Lillian Metge.

This a travelling exhibition curated by Donna Gilligan.  It was first mounted at the National Print Museum, Dublin.

Cost: free

Contact: Museum Reception Telephone Number: 02892663377