Join IMA members and guests on July 25 at 11am for a visit to the Irish Architectural Archive and Merrion Square. This visit will focus on the work being carried out by the Merrion Square Innovation Network to promote the Square - one of Dublin's most important squares - as a cultural destination and the Irish Architectural Archive, No. 45 Merrion Square.
The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 to collect, preserve and make available to the public all types of records relating to the Architecture of Ireland. The Archive is based at 45 Merrion Square, in the largest terraced house on the square,. The visit will consist of a tour of the house, built c. 1795, focusing on its history and the alterations carried out to make it into a suitable home for the Archive, with an opportunity to see areas not normally open to the public.
After the tour there will be a presentation on the establishment of the Merrion Square Innovation Network and how it works with the stakeholders around the square. Merrion Square is in the heart of the South Georgian Quarter and is flanked by many cultural institutions such as the Goethe-Institute, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Irish Traditional Music Archive, Arts Council, Irish Architecture Foundation, Royal Society of Antiquaries, of course, Irish Architectural Archive.
This visit is hosted by Simon Lincoln, Exhibition Officer at the Irish Architectural Archive and a board member of the Merrion Square Innovation Network.
The Museum Visits are free events extended to IMA members and guests courtesy of the host venues. Booking is essential and is allocated on a first come, first served basis. All visits are subject to confirmation.
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