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The Role of National Museums in (Re)Negotiating National Identity


This symposium which took place in the Library in February 2016, included contributions from a range of speakers from Ireland and abroad, exploring how Irish and worldwide museums respond to complex issues around nationalism and multiculturalism; and how they negotiate national identity. 



PREVIEW



THROUGH THE LENS OF THE COLLECTIONS:
CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY AND IRELAND 2016
Fionnuala Croke, Director, Chester Beatty Library



NATIONAL MUSEUMS AS CULTURAL CONSTITUTIONS
Peter Aronsson, Vice-Rector for Societal Engagement, Dean Faculty of Art and Humanities, Linnaeus University, Sweden



MULTIPLICITY AND HYBRIDITY: INCONVENIENT IDENTITIES IN NATIONAL MUSEUMS
Alan Chong, Director, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore




IRELAND’S NATIONAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: CRYSTALLISING NATIONAL IDENTITY AND ACKNOWLEDGING CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Pat Cooke, Director MA Programme, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin




COMMEMORATION, CHALLENGE AND CHANGE: A REFLECTION ON THE DECADE OF CENTENARIES AND THE ROLE OF THE MUSEUM
Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Museum and Heritage Studies, University of Ulster



WORKSHOP: COLLECTIVE CONVERSATIONS: EXPLORING A KALEIDOSCOPE OF IRISH IDENTITIES AT IRISH MUSEUMS
Alan Kirwan, Learning and Education Co-Ordinator for the House of European History, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Jenny Siung, Head of Education, Chester Beatty Library




ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Chair: Sheila Watson, Programme Director Heritage and Interpretation, Director of Flexible Learning, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK
Panellists: Peter Aronsson, Alan Chong, Pat Cooke, Fionnuala Croke (Director CBL), Elizabeth Crooke and Raghnall O’Floinn, Director, National Museum of Ireland

 
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