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History of Irish Studio Ceramics - Hidden Treasures of Museum Collections.

Moore, Michael (2013) History of Irish Studio Ceramics - Hidden Treasures of Museum Collections. In: Sharing Cultures, 3rd Conference on Intangible Heritage, Aveiro, Portugal.. Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development Green Lines Instituto para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S.12 4750-106 Barcelos Portugal T http://www.greenlines-institute.org mail@gree. 19 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Secreted throughout the collections of the National Museums of Ireland are 20th and 21st Century craft objects, in ceramics glass and metals to encounter. Some are functional, to eat off, drink from, cut, dig, carve, adorn or hammer, some are celebratory, commemorative, humorous, or poignant. This paper proposes to explore these objects and ask what is their significance today? Are they merely historical reminders or do they still contribute to our culture, our knowledge and our identities. The paper will reflect the events these objects have lived through, how they have passed through many hands over many generations and how these generations have actually transformed these objects over time. Finally the paper will explore what these objects represent in a contemporary context, as metaphors of societal value in visual and material culture.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Museum Collections, John ffrench
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:26502
Deposited By: Mr Michael Moore
Deposited On:06 Aug 2013 07:26
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:14

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