Category Archives: museums

Sliotars Dating back to the 12th Century

These Sliotars above are from a new exhibit Hair hurling balls: Earliest artefacts of our national game, at  National Museum of Ireland – Country Life in Castlebar. The earliest was made in the second half of the twelfth century. The balls … Continue reading

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Woven Silver Cone from 10th Century Dublin

There are three separate strands of silver, each composed of between 15 and 18 wires. Yet, Halpin says, it is very hard to find where all these wires end. The visual effect is that of a single thread turning endlessly … Continue reading

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Documentary About 8th Century Book Found in a Bog

Treasure from the Bog is an RTE documentary about the Faddan More Psalter. The book is described as: a fragmented illuminated vellum manuscript encased in an unusual leather binding, a book of psalms dating back to the late eighth century. … Continue reading

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Walkthroughs of IMMA Shows on Vimeo

South East Wing – Carlos Garaicoa from Vinyl Matt on Vimeo.

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Tania Kovats – Tree

Here’s a video documenting the production of Tania Kovats’ artwork Tree made for the Natural History Museum in London. The artwork is a slice cut from the centre of a real oak tree and was inspired by the work of … Continue reading

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Katie Holten’s Tree Museum

There’s an article in today’s Irish Times about Katie Holten’s Tree Museum and her upcoming show at the Hugh Lane as a part of the Golden Bough series. The Tree Museum was a public artwork that examined people’s relationships to … Continue reading

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Video Slideshow of Found Bookmark Project

A series of objects collected from between the pages of books in public libraries in Dublin during the summer of 2009. Each object is captioned by the title of the book in which it was found. This video was produced … Continue reading

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Images of Installation at the National Library

These images are of the latest installment of my ongoing Found Bookmark Project which is currently on show at the National Library on Kildare Street in Dublin. The piece (which involves a collection of objects found in libarary books over the Summer) … Continue reading

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Irish Art Museums Told To Be “More Populist”

The assistant secretary general at the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, Niall O’Donnchu, has written to the directors of several national institutions, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma), the National Gallery of Ireland and the Crawford Art Gallery, suggesting … Continue reading

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