Dublin Castle Call for Objects: Material Culture in the Time of Coronavirus

18 May 2020

Business as (un)usual

Inspired by the theme of this year's International Museum Day ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’, Dublin Castle are asking you to contribute an object, something that somehow represents your own current experience, the ‘here and now’ and the historic moments that we are going through. 

Your object might be associated with your private life or with society at large, with a change in everyday life, a new activity or the cessation or increase/decrease of an old activity, with personal or political conflict, with trauma, resilience or moments of joy or humour. It can be of any material, any size and any medium (i.e. can be perceived by any sense). 

Send a photo, drawing or description of your object. You can also provide a comment that explains your choice (written in any language you are at home with) and let them know where in Dublin Castle you would like to see it displayed. 

You can send more than one submission and entries are encouraged from ALL AGES and from all parts of the world, and comments in diverse languages and alphabets. 

Send your submission(s) or queries to with ‘Contemporary Collecting’ on the subject line. Deadline: 1 June 2020. Accepted entries will receive a surprise award. 

And remember: Museums are not about display; they are about debate. This is your chance to enter the conversation. 

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