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Culture Club : The story so far…

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Culture Club is a simple concept that connects local people to national institutions in a fun and easy way.

Culture Club began again on 28th April in The National Museum at Collins Barracks with a very successful visit from Priorswood & District and Artane Men’s Sheds where we heard about the history of the building as a working barracks.

We are excited for our next Culture Club at The National Museum which will take place on the 26th of May centred around the exhibition ‘IB JORGENSEN – A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE’.

From the 1950s to the 1990s, Danish born Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers. Jorgensen was only twenty-two years old when he set up his own salon and his name was to become synonymous with elegant, glamorous clothing. He displayed a relentless attention to detail in his work, and the hallmarks of his classic clothing were fine tailoring and perfect finishing.

The exhibition looks back at his long career, displaying a selection of some forty garments including day, cocktail and evening wear from across three and a half decades, supplemented with original fashion photography and illustrations.

Our Culture Clubbers will have the privilege of being led on a tour by Alex Ward, Curator of Dress and Textiles at the National Museum of Ireland. And it wouldn’t be a Culture Club without some tea & chats afterwards to reflect on our experience!

We are also delighted to announce that we will be starting Culture Club at The National Library on 19th June, followed by 17th July and 21st August. IMMA will also be participating on the first Tuesday of every month from the 6th of June onwards.

If you would like to find out more information about Culture Club events that will be happening around the city please send us an email to join-in@dublinscultureconnects.ie

Featured image: Courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

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