Roadshow: Dún Laoghaire

Join us for a lively discussion of Irishwomen and everyday lives in 1960s Ireland with Ciara Meehan, curator of the Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition at the National Print Museum of Ireland. Using items from the exhibition, she will explore the representation and expectations of different generations of Irishwomen in the 1960s.

Preparations for the Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition included crowd-sourcing objects from the Irish public. Many of these were taken down from attics or found in the back of cupboards. When the exhibition ends and they are returned to their owners, it would be a shame to see the items stored away from public view again. While some of the items received — such a hand-held whisk — were not particularly unusual, nearly all came with personal backstories that offer a fascinating insight into the experience of everyday life in 1960s Ireland. Inspired by the crowd-sourcing exercise for the exhibition, this much larger project — creating a people’s archive — aims to showcase and make publicly available for viewing such items, stories and memories.

Join the conversation: if you have any objects, photographs, letters, etc. from the 1960s, bring them along, have them digitised and share your memories!

Download a copy of the road show leaflet here.

LexIcon Library, Dún Laoghaire | 26 May 2015 | 6.45 for 7pm start | Free Admission