16-17 May 2014: ‘Your country needs you’: Valuation of First World War artefacts, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Wants You Poster_Alt TextGlasnevin Trust recently issued a call to members of the public for artefects and items for use in a centenary exhibition on the Great War. These were assessed by experts at Glasnevin Cemetery Musuem on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May, which provided an opportunity for members of the public to share family stories, and to get a free assessment and explanation of any First World War heirlooms – documents, letters, diaries, medals, uniforms and objects – in their possession.


If so desired, any items assessed may be loaned for display in a temporary exhibition in the Museum’s Prospect Gallery. The valuations provided were for insurance purposes only.


For further details, contact Conor Dodd: [email protected] / Tel: 01 8826550


To watch the RTÉ report on the event, click here.


To listen to an RTÉ Radio One interview with Conor Dodd on the assessment event, click here.


For information on the Glasnevin Trust, click here.


From BBC History: Keith Jeffery on Ireland and World War One.



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  1. […] new exhibition is about the Irish experience of the First World War, and builds on the successful valuation and assessment day hosted by Glasnevin in May; all of the artefacts on display in the current exhibition have been donated by members of the […]

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