The Role of National Museums in (Re) Negotiating National Identity Friday 12 February 2016

Chester Beatty Symposium, Friday 12 February 9am-4.30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Chester Beatty Library

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The once homogenous national culture of Ireland in the 20th century now co-exists as one strand of a multicultural fabric. This multiculturalism now opens new debates about culture and identity. One hundred years on from the Easter Rising, do national museums in Ireland truly reflect Irish identity in 2016? The symposium will reflect on the origins of our museums and the narratives they promote; ask whether they are relevant to Irish citizens today; and suggest, what might improve in the future.

Speakers: Peter Aronnson (Linnaeus University, Sweden); Alan Chong (Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore); Patrick Cooke (School of Art History, UCD); Fionnuala Croke (Chester Beatty Library) and Elizabeth Crooke (University of Ulster); with contributions from Alan Kirwan (House of European History, Brussels), Jenny Siung (Chester Beatty Library), Raghnall O’Floinn (National Museum of Ireland) and Sheila Watson (University of Leicester).

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