Cork Public Museum celebrates their 75th anniversary with a new exhibition, ‘Curating Cork: 75 Years of CPM’. This is a collaborative project with the MA Museum Studies class of 2021 at University College Cork and launches Thursday 10 June on Cork Public Museum’s website.
Featuring never before seen objects from the museum’s collection, this new exhibition commemorates the fascinating history and development of Cork Public Museum, the oldest local authority museum in Ireland.
The story of Cork Public Museum is one of progress and passion for promoting Cork’s heritage. This exhibition delves into the museum’s development, from the early struggle to establish a city museum, to the collaborative effort of opening Cork Public Museum in 1945, and the growth of the museum through its five curators.
The exhibition showcases this history alongside seventeen diverse objects from within CPM’s collection, which were carefully selected to reflect the different stages of the museum’s development and the unique interests and curatorial approaches of its curators. Explore the fascinating relationship between people and objects that have shaped Cork Public Museum and its collections
over the past 75 years.
Join us for the launch of the online exhibition, ‘Curating Cork: 75 Years of CPM’, on Thursday 10 June at 5:00pm. Opening the exhibition will be Cork Public Museum’s curator Dan Breen, UCC Professor William O’Brien, and MA Museum Studies students Deirbhile Lynch and Harri Teague to discuss the making of the exhibition.
Mr John Rattigan, curator of Clare County Museum, will officially launch the exhibition.
John Rattigan has been working in Irish local authority museums for over 25 years. An experienced curator with a background in Archaeology and Celtic Civilisations from University College Cork and a postgraduate degree in Museum Practice and Management from the University of Ulster, his leadership has led to Clare Museum’s successful navigation through what was at the time the largest loan of objects from the National Museum of Ireland to a local authority museum and through the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.
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