A Photo Album of Ireland Tour launches in Sioux City Museum, Iowa

From the earliest photographs taken in the 1850s to the advent of the digital era in the early 1990s, the family photographs reveal details about how people lived and worked that official historical records may have overlooked. This traveling exhibit is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts www.aaa.org. 

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. 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.

Launch: Wednesday 14th December 2016 from 5pm – 7pm 
Exhibition talk: History at High Noon – 12.05 pm Thursdays 15th December 

Located in the heart of downtown Sioux City, the Sioux City Public Museum features large, colorful exhibits, interactive displays, and much more. Exhibition continues until 7th January 2017. Admission is free.Visit: www.siouxcitymuseum.org

Supported by Culture Ireland

 

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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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