Upcoming workshop: Looking after your precious family photographs

Organised by Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny 
11am and 2pm Friday 30 September.
For booking contact:  074 9124613 or email [email protected]
Funded by the Dept of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Cross Border Cooperation Fund.

On Show – County Monaghan – Reflecting Ulster – Easter 1916 and the First World War

Gallery of Photography in partnership with Monaghan County Council Heritage and Arts offices present two Reflecting Ulster exhibitions: one in the County Library, Clones and a separate exhibition at the Market House, Monaghan. Collectively the exhibitions present eyewitness photographs which reflect this pivotal period in Ireland’s history – the build up to the First World War and the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising and it’s aftermath. The exhibitions draw on the wealth of photographic material held in national archives and photographs from local family collections to explore how photography recorded, reflected and shaped our memory of the events of 1916 click here for details.

Reflecting Ulster is curated by Gallery of Photography. Supported by Monaghan County Council Heritage and Arts Offices, Dublin City Council, Dept. of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund and the Arts Council.

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About the Photo Album of Ireland: The Photo Album of Ireland is a digital research project inviting people to digitally share their family albums and private photo collections. Photo albums give a fascinating insight into our public and private histories, revealing details about how people lived and worked that official historical records often overlook. This emerging, democratic archive explores the role photography plays in recording our lives and commemorating our histories – viewed from the perspective of private individuals and families. The project explores themes of identity, changing social conditions, emigration and effects of conflict – preserving this important cultural material for future generations.

The Photo Album of Ireland is a Gallery of Photography outreach project organised in partnership with Monaghan County Council Heritage and Donegal County Museum. Funded by Gallery of Photography. Monaghan County Council, Dept of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund and the Arts Council Touring Award.

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