Call for papers: Visual and Material Culture (Conference)

Posted: Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History will hold a special day of talks to showcase new research on the theme of ‘Visual and Material Culture' at the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks on Saturday 16th February 2013. If you are a practising artist or researcher working on any aspect of the Decorative Arts and History Collections and would like to participate in this seminar please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to before the 1st December 2012.

The purpose of the conference is to allow historians, scholars and practising artists to present their work for discussion before established academics, researchers and peers working the fields of visual and material culture today, as well as members of the general public interested in these areas. Papers on any aspect of the National Museum of Ireland's decorative arts and history collections are welcome.

The conference also aims to provide postgraduate scholars opportunities to:
-  Share their findings
-  Engage with the most recent scholarship on the Museum's collections
-  Collaborate and make links with peers, museum professionals, historians, artists and scholars

Individual papers should last for 20 minutes and anyone interested in presenting their work should submit a short Curriculum Vitae, along with an abstract of no more than 300 words to the address below before the 1 December 2012.

Email proposals to or post them to:
Eimir O'Brien
Education and Outreach Department
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History
Collins Barracks
Dublin 7
Ph: +353 1 8816 514