The National Museum of Ireland and the proposed taking by Seanad Éireann of its facilities

This blog post has been re blogged from the Early Medieval Archaeology Project blog. The post was written by Prof Aidan O’Sullivan of the School of Archaeology at UCD and provides a fantastic discussion of implications of the proposed taking by Seanad Éireann of facilities belonging to the National Museum of Ireland

Early Medieval Ireland and Beyond

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Aidan O’Sullivan,

UCD School of Archaeology

Thursday 20th October 2016

Introduction

The National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin, is one of our premier cultural heritage institutions. It is the treasurehouse of our national archaeological collections amongst other things. It is the place where we keep the things that can be used to tell the story of our 10,000 years on this island.

The National Museum of Ireland’s and its staff’s responsibilities are enormous; including the curation, management and protection of our archaeological and material culture heritage, and the communication of knowledge about this heritage to the widest possible audience, both in Ireland and to people all over the world. It is also a place for the education of our children about our ancient past, as can be seen the throngs of school children and students that move though it every day.

It was recently reported on Tuesday 18th…

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