From Thursday 13 October to Saturday 15 October the National Gallery of Ireland and NCAD jointly hosted a conference entitled ‘Making Memory: visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland’. This cross-disciplinary conference on visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland since c.1800 addressed how objects, images, spaces and material practices have worked and been understood to create and maintain memory in Ireland from c.1800 to the present day. By encompassing public and private modes of remembrance, the conference aimed to enhance our understanding of how the past is encountered and used in a number of registers including the monumental, critical, emotional and affective. Speakers included researchers from Design History, Geography, Philosophy, Fine Art Practice, Literary Studies, Archaeology, Museology and History.
‘Making memory’ was funded by the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations’ scheme. Follow this link for the full programme.