The National Museum of Childhood Event Day to raise awareness about the proposed National Museum of Childhood, will take place in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, On Saturday, 19 August 2017 for. The day’s events include two sessions of illustrated history talks in the Martello Suite of the Royal Marine Hotel. The morning session, Three Centuries of Irish Childhood, features talks by three founding members of the History of Irish Childhood Research Network. Gaye Ashford will discuss children’s leisure time in the eighteenth century, Mary Hatfield (TCD) will examine children’s clothing and the material of everyday life in the period 1800-1900, and Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUI Galway) will explore youth and youth culture in the twentieth century. The afternoon session, Exhibiting Childhood, features talks on the National Museum of Ireland’s collection of artefacts relating to Irish children and childhood by Audrey Whitty, Keeper of the Arts and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts and History), and Clodagh Doyle, Assistant Keeper, Irish Folklife Division. Aimed at adults and teens, these talks will be accompanied by an exhibition entitled Down Memory Lane – Irish Childhood in the Twentieth Century. Admission to the history sessions is free, but space is limited. Book your place for these two sessions through Eventbrite at:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/three-centuries-of-irish-childhood-national-museum-of- childhood-event-day-tickets-35808594470 and https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/exhibiting-childhood-national-museum-of-childhood-event-day-tickets-35817526185. The National Museum of Childhood Event Day, which also includes workshops for children, is supported by The National Heritage Council.
More information about the proposed National Museum of Childhood is available from http://www.museumofchildhood.ie.