Culture Club connects people to museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural venues in a fun and easy way. For the next few months we’ll be developing Culture Club 2017, inviting people from all over Dublin to get involved.
Our Project Manager Kate Aston will accompany groups and individuals from all over Dublin to a range of different Cultural venues throughout the year. Participants can look forward to being welcomed by museum, gallery or library staff for a guided tour, which will be followed by a chance to chat about the experience with each other and the tour guide over a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. This is a special opportunity to meet new people and experience these places in a different, relaxed way.
Kate Aston, Project Manager, Culture Club Iseult Byrne, Project Director, Dublin’s Culture Connects
Culture Club is open to all cultural institutions across Dublin. If you would like to find out about how your venue can get involved and host a Culture Club please contact us at email@example.com. So far we have partnered with the following:
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland located at the former Collins Barracks in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin, Ireland. The main focus of the galleries is on arts, craft and wares, including exhibits on: Irish coins and currency, silverware, furniture, folk life and costumes, ceramics, and glassware.
The National Gallery of Ireland
The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and opened to the public in 1864. It houses over 16,000 items: over 2,600 oil paintings, and some 13,000 works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. The works range in date from the fourteenth century to the present day and broadly represent the development of the major European schools of painting: British, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Netherlands, complemented by the world’s most comprehensive collection of Irish art. Since 1884, the NGI has been home to the National Portrait Collection. To accommodate these additions, the NGI has been extended over the years, in 1903, in 1968 and in 2002. As part of the Master Development Plan (MDP), a significant refurbishment project of the historic Dargan and Milltown Wings is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2017.The purpose of the NGI is to care for, interpret, develop and showcase art in a way that makes the National Gallery of Ireland an exciting place to encounter art. The NGI is dedicated to bringing people and their art together by providing an outstanding experience that inspires an interest in and an appreciation of art for all. Open 361 days of the year and located in the city centre, in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the NGI is easily accessible on foot, and by public transport. The Gallery is open 7 days a week, with late opening on Thursdays. Admission is free.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is Ireland’s national institution for the presentation and collection of modern and contemporary art. IMMA is committed to supporting artists’ work, and works with artists and partners to support the development, accessibility and enjoyment of contemporary art in Ireland through an ambitious programme of exhibitions, talks, tours, performances, workshops, and more.
IMMA’s audience is growing each year and in 2016 they welcomed over 500,000 visitors to their home in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin 8. IMMA is the home of the National Collection of modern and contemporary art and takes responsibility for the care and maintenance of this national resource, which numbers some 3,500 works. They ensure that the collection is accessible to visitors to IMMA and beyond through exhibitions, collaborations, loans, and digital programmes. IMMA has a busy Engagement and Learning Programme which aims to foster an increased awareness and understanding of the visual arts by creating innovative and inclusive opportunities for people to engage with the Museum’s exhibitions and programmes, both as audience members and participants, creating opportunities for meaningful exchanges between artists and the public.
The National Library of Ireland
The mission of The National Library is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge. The National Library’s holdings constitute the most comprehensive collection of Irish documentary material in the world and offer an invaluable representation of Ireland’s history and heritage. Material acquired through Legal Deposit, donations and purchases is subsequently processed for storage and access. Providing appropriate storage and care for all collections is a vital part of our work and ensures its preservation for future generations.
Culture Club is taking place in various Cultural Institutions around Dublin. Check out where our Culture Clubbers have been and are heading to next:
The National Museum of Ireland, April 28th, The History of the Barracks The National Museum of Ireland, May 26th, Ib Jorgensen: A fashion retrospective
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 6 June, 10 am
The National Library of Ireland: 19 June, 2 pm
The National Museum of Ireland: 30 June, 11:30 am
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 4 July, 10 am
The National Library of Ireland: 17 July, 2 pm
The National Museum of Ireland: 28 July, 11:30 am
The National Gallery of Ireland: 29 July, 1:30 pm
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 1 August, 10 am
The National Library of Ireland: 21 August, 10 am
The National Museum of Ireland: 25 August
The National Gallery of Ireland: 26 August, 11:30 am
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 5 September, 10 am
The National Museum of Ireland: 29 September, 11:30 am
The National Gallery of Ireland: 30 September, 1:30 pm