• Exhibit Ireland:  ethnographic collections in Irish museums

Relatively little has been published about the history of museology on the island of Ireland or about ethnographic collections specifically, and the papers in this volume comprise a limited collection of some of the main moments in this history. The book is divided into sections dealing with non-European collections first (Part One), followed by local ethnographic artefacts (Part Two). Both histories are tracked and in this process, their mutual relationships as neglected, forgotten or suppressed emerges.

 

 

PART ONE: ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS - THE ‘OTHER'

 

2. From Empire to Independence: the ethnographic collections of the National Museum of Ireland

Rachel Hand

 

3. The View from Fort Thornton: the O'Beirne Collection in the National Museum of Ireland

Bill Hart

 

4. Here, There and Everywhere: the origins of the Ulster Museum's ethnographic collection

Winifred Glover

 

PART TWO: ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS - THE ‘FOLK'

 

5. Archives and Artifacts: collecting, collections and ethnography in an Irish and comparative European context

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

 

6. Bygones and Relics and Museum Acquisitions: some thoughts on the Irish Folklife Collection in the National Museum of Ireland

Anne O'Dowd

 

7. Telling Stories with Objects: ethnographic collections at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Anthony D. Buckley

 

PART THREE: THE CHALLENGE OF THE FUTURE

 

8. The Comfort of Things

Gosewijn van Beek

 

9. Finding Long-Lost Relatives (making the absent present): on the potentialities of North American ethnographic collections in Ireland

Laura Peers

 

10. Imperious Post-colonialism: dealing with the National Museum of Ireland's non-European collections in a Free State

Pat Cooke

 

ISBN 978 1 905569 53 3

140 pages + illustrations

Details
Author Séamas Ó Síocháin, Pauline Garvey and Adam Drazin (eds)
Publication Data February 2012
Subjects Museums, ethnography

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Exhibit Ireland: ethnographic collections in Irish museums

  • ISBN: 9781 905569 53 3
  • Author(s): Séamas Ó Síocháin, Pauline Garvey and Adam Drazin (eds)
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