Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland since 1800 (Conference)

Posted: Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The international conference Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland since 1800 will be held at the National Gallery of Ireland/National College of Art and Design, October 13-15, 2016. There is a special rate of €35 for IMA members booking for the three-day conference.

Funded by the Irish Research Council as a flagship ‘Decade of Centenaries' research project, it features papers by more than 30 speakers, a significant film screening, a visual performance and associated talks and tours as part of Open House Dublin. The conference will address how the national past has been variously collected, curated, interpreted, celebrated, visualized, painted, sculpted, understood, forgotten, recorded and performed over the past two centuries.

The Irish Museums Association was invited to convene a session at this conference where topics and speakers include Lar Joye (National Museum of Ireland) on ‘The Great War at the National Museum of Ireland'; Helen O'Carroll (Kerry County Museum) on ‘Roger Casement's boat - a vessel of remembrance and forgetting'; Elizabeth Crooke (U. Ulster) ‘The intertwining of material culture with the political processes of conflict commemoration'; Brenda Malone (NMI) ‘Material amnesia and the historical collections of the National Museum of Ireland'; Kathryn Milligan (ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art) on ‘Painting Commemoration: the visual and material culture of the O'Connell Centenary, 1875'. In addition, Brian Crowley, the Curator of the Pearse Museum and Chair of the IMA, will deliver a keynote lecture on how 1916 has been addressed in museums throughout Ireland in 2016.

Convened by Dr. Lisa Godson of the National College of Art & Design, the conference is supported by the Irish Museums Association, the Irish Architecture Foundation, GradCAM, the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art and the National Gallery of Ireland.

Regstration fees is €55, discounted booking (IMA Members, unwaged) €35. To avail of the special rate of €35, bookings must be made before Tuesday October 4th. Please ensure your IMA membership is up-to-date before making your booking.

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