4-5 November 2016: Mise Éire? Shaping a nation through design, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

unnamed-1On Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative arts and history), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a two-day conference exploring 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 examined 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 also investigated the role that the state, and museums in particular have played in interpreting and shaping this overall narrative.

The event was hosted by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland. Follow this link for full details.


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