The National Museum of Ireland and Design & Crafts Council of Ireland are hosting a two-day conference exploring national identity as seen through the lens of design and craft at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks on 4th and 5th November 2016, as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme.
As the 1916 centenary year draws to a close, this two-day conference will explore the role of design and craft in shaping national or collective identities, asking what does national identity mean today in 21st century Ireland. From the historical perspective of 1916 to contemporary practice, Mise Éire? Shaping a Nation through Design will examine the impact of global influences as well as the role that cultural diversity and technology play in shaping identities, now and into the future. It will also investigate the role that the state, and museums in particular have played in interpreting and shaping this overall narrative.
Booking fee is €65, standard, and €40, concession.
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