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Public Programme – we make our own histories

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


we make our own histories opened at Collins Barracks on 28th February, 2024. Join us for a public programme of Artist Talks, public tours, and an ‘In Conversation’ series, among many other exciting events, until the exhibition’s closure at the end of June.

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Meet the Artist

Join the Museum’s artist in residence Anthony Haughey in the we make our own histories exhibition, to hear him speak about his residency at the National Museum, as part of the programme for the Decade of Centenaries, which has culminated in this series of artworks, co-created with a range of communities across Ireland.

Saturday, 11 May: 1 – 2pm
Saturday, 8 June: 2 – 3pm


Public Tours 

Ireland, Then and Now: Irish Symbolism in the Museum’s Collections
Tours will explore the role of the Museum and focus on artefacts on display that express Irish identity, such as the Egan Harp, William Smith O’Brien Cup, Great Seal of Ireland etc. The tour will conclude in the we make our own histories exhibition looking at how artist Anthony Haughey’s artworks, co-created with communities across Ireland, reflect Irish culture and identity today, including Dress for Akunma, A Flag for Ireland and the Young People’s Assembly Table.

Saturday, 30 March:  2pm
Sunday, 31 March: 3pm
Saturday, 6 April: 1pm
Sunday, 7 April: 2pm
Sunday, 14 April: 2pm
Saturday, 20 April:  1pm


National Museum of Ireland


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