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Symbolising the Nation: the Architectural Competitions to Design the National Museum & Library

Photo: Courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland.

Symbolising the Nation: the Architectural Competitions to Design the National Museum & Library

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Friday 13 October, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

A lecture by Dr Niamh Marnham, architectural historian and historic buildings adviser with Donald Insall Associates, about the battles over the choice of site, the use of indigenous architects, materials and labour in the creation of the buildings that today house the National Museum and the National Library.

Contact the venue to reserve your place: details below. This tour is not suitable for children. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Location: Kildare Room (Ground Floor), National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Booking

The majority of our Open House Dublin buildings are open access, but places on this tour must be booked in advance, by contacting the venue directly.

Email: educationarch@museum.ie

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