Calendar

An Overview of Events and Activities at the Castle
May
25
Mon
Call for Objects
May 25 – Jul 30 all-day
Call for Objects

Business as (un)usual. We’ve said it before. In our business, buildings and history go together. Often, our buildings also hold artifacts, from public art to everyday objects, from permanent collections to temporary exhibitions such as our current one, for which curator Sinéad McCoole collected objects that tell stories from different decades and different perspectives.

On the occasion of International Museum Day, which this year is like no other, and inspired by its theme ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’, we are asking you to contribute an object, something that somehow represents your own current experience, the ‘here and now’ and the historic moments that we all go through. Your object might be associated with your private life or with society at large, with a change in everyday life, a new activity or the cessation or increase/decrease of an old activity, with personal or political conflict, with trauma, resilience or moments of joy or humour. It can be of any material, any size and any medium (i.e. can be perceived by any sense). Send us a photo, drawing or description of your object. You can also provide a comment that explains your choice (written in any language you are at home with) and let us know where in Dublin Castle you would like to see it displayed. You can send us more than one submission and we encourage entries from ALL AGES and comments in diverse languages and alphabets.

Send your submission(s) to DublinCastle@opw.ie with ‘Contemporary Collecting’ on the subject line. Deadline: 15 July 2020. Winning entries will receive a surprise award. Don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions. And remember: Museums are not about display; they are about debate. This is your chance to enter the conversation.

Réada á nIarraidh
May 25 – Jul 30 all-day
Réada á nIarraidh

Gnó mar is (neamh)gnách. Tá sé ráite againn cheana, is minic a théann stair agus foirgnimh/láithreacha le chéile. Sna foirgnimh aimseofar déantáin, saothair ealaíne, rudaí coitianta, bailiúcháin bhuana, agus taispeántais sealadacha, ar nós an ceann atá againn faoi láthair a thaispeánann réada, bailithe ag an léiritheoir Sinéad McCoole, a insíonn scéalta ó thréimhsí agus ó pheirspictíochaí difriúla.

Táimid ag iarraidh ort, i gcóir Lá Idirnáisiúnta na nIarsmalann, réad nó déantán a chur chugainn, rud éigin a chuireann in iúl an saol mar atá sé daoibhse faoi láthair, ar an bpointe boise, agus a chuireann in iúl na hócáidí stairiúla atá muid ag dul tríd le chéile. Is é ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’, éagsúlacht agus cuimsiú, an téama i mbliana. D’fhéadfadh do réad a bheith bainteach le do shaol príobháideach nó leis an saol mór, leis na hathruithe atá tagtha le déanaí, le nua-ghníomhaíochtaí atá tógtha suas agat nó leis an slí nua a théann tú i ngleic le sean-ghíomhaíochtaí. D’fhéadfadh sé a bheith bainteach le coimhlint nó caidreamh, le tráma, le neart agus teacht aniar, nó le nóiméad áthais. D’fhéadfadh sé a bheith déanta d’aon tsaghas ábhair, aon chruth nó toirt air, nó d’fhéadfaí go spreagfadh sé aon cheann de na céadfaí. Seol chugainn grianghraf, líníocht, nó cur síos ar do réad. D’fhéadfaí nóta a chur leis, scríte sa teanga atá tú ar do chompórd le, a mhíníonn do rogha. Abair linn cén áit sa chaisleán go dteastaíonn uait go mbeidh sé á thaispeánt againn. Seol chugainn oiread agus is mian leat aighneachtaí agus tá fáilte roimh GACH AOISGHRÚPA páirt a ghlacadh i dteangacha éagsúla.

Seol na haighneachtaí chuig DublinCastle@opw.ie agus ‘Contermporary Collecting’ mar ábhar leis an ríomhphost. Is é an spriocdháta ná 15 Iúil 2020. Beidh duaiseanna do na buaiteoirí. Ná bíodh aon drogall ort dul i dteagmháil linn má tá aon cheisteanna agaibh agus ná déan dearmad go gcuirtear díospóireacht chun cinn. Seo deis páirt a ghlacadh sa chomhrá.

Jun
6
Sat
Please touch!
Jun 6 – Sep 30 all-day
Please touch!

Would you like free printed copies of any of our activity sheets? Drop us a line on DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie with your name and postal address and we will send out to you the ones you have requested.