In addition to the exhibition, a series of road show events have been organised. Keep checking back as more nation-wide events will be added.
Attend one of the road show events to find out more about the historical significance of your items and share your thoughts. (Please do not bring larger items, such as furniture, to road show events without contacting the organisers first).
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Do you have objects in your home related to the 1960s?
Do you have diaries, photographs, letters, knitting or sewing patterns, old kitchen utensils, recipe books, magazines, table cloths, clothes, etc.?
Or do you have memories of everyday life in 1960s Ireland that you’d like to share?
If so, I’d like to hear from you!
The Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition is part of a much bigger project that aims to record the experience of everyday life for women of different generations in 1960s Ireland.
Too often everyday life is overlooked in favour of leading personalities or political developments, a problem compounded by the absence of an Irish equivalent of Britain’s Mass Observation Archive or Italy’s National Diary Archive. This is is an exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a people’s history archive, and to leave a record of your life for your own family and for future generations.
Can men participate?
Yes. Although this project is concerned with the everyday lives of Irishwomen, male perceptions, expectations and values are important in understanding the position of women in society.
What will happen?
Items will be digitised, and interviews recorded. With the permission of those involved, these will then be made publicly and widely available through a web-archive. There will be an option to place a time restriction on the release of materials.
Email Ciara Meehan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.