Culture Club connects people to museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural venues in a fun and easy way. Through Culture Club, we are inviting people to get involved, broadening the reach of culture in Dublin to as many Dubliners as possible.
Our Project Manager Kate Aston will accompany groups and individuals from all over Dublin to a range of Cultural venues throughout the year. Culture Club begins with a tour of an exhibition, given by a knowledgeable tour guide, often the curator of the exhibition, and ends with a Tea & Chats session. Our Tea & Chats are facilitated discussions where people get the opportunity to reflect on their experience, learn from and connect with one another. Where possible we invite groups to Culture Clubs we feel will be most meaningful and relevant to them. This is a special chance to meet new people and experience cultural places in a relaxed way and is a great opportunity for us to learn from these experiences.
Our hope is that Culture Club continues to grow over the coming months and years to become a regular part of Dublin’s Cultural life. If you would like to find out more about Culture Club email us at email@example.com
Project Advisory Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.
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.
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is a public gallery of modern and contemporary art. A registered charity, it is part of Dublin City Council. The gallery’s original collection of modern art was presented by Sir Hugh Lane in 1908 and, in the ethos of its founder the gallery continues to collect and exhibit modern and contemporary art. The role of the gallery is to enhance public engagement, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts by way of temporary exhibitions, exhibitions of the collections, education programmes and projects and publications. As Dublin’s City Gallery The Hugh Lane has a responsibility to give value added to the cultural life of the city through its engagement with the people of Dublin and beyond.The purpose of the gallery is to promote understanding and public engagement with modern and contemporary art and to contribute to public discourse on the creative arts especially visual art.
Culture Club is taking place in various Cultural Institutions around Dublin. Check out where our Culture Clubbers have been and are heading to next. Email: email@example.com to get involved.
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 11, ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 18, ‘Soldiers and Chiefs – The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550 to the Present Day’
December 2016: The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 2, ‘The Eileen Gray Exhibition’
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 16, ‘A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Collection’
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 13, ‘Out of Storage ‘
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 27, ‘The Way We Wore’
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 10, ‘A Women’s Role in History’
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 28, ‘History of the Barracks’
The National Museum of Ireland: Friday 26, ‘Ib Jorgensen’
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 6 June, ‘As Above, So Below’
The National Library of Ireland: 19 June, ‘Memory of Ireland’
The National Museum of Ireland: 30 June, ‘Shadow of Sodeisha’
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 4 July, ‘Nan Goldin’
The National Library of Ireland: 17 July, ‘W.B. Yeats Collection’
The National Museum of Ireland: 28 July, 11:30 am, ‘Four Centuries of Furniture’
The National Gallery of Ireland: 29 July, 1:30 pm, ‘Exploring Irish Architecture’
Irish Museum of Modern Art: 1 August, 10.30 am, ‘Freud Collection’