Online Exhibitions

Garryduff Gold Bird

The Garryduff Gold Bird as featured in
Dr. Claudia Kinmonths's experts choice selection 

 

EXPERTS CHOICE SELECTION

Over the next few months we will be asking experts and academics that have worked with the museums collection over the years to select specific objects for our online exhibitions.

Here they are, and here are their choices.

 

DR. CLAUDIA KINMONTH

Evening dress. Owned by Maureen Lynch, designed by Sybil Connelly

Evening dress, as worn by by Maureen Lynch. Designed by Sybil Connolly.
Note the pleated detail of which was one of her defining hallmarks

 

Dr. Claudia Kinmonth began working at Cork Public Museum in 2017, cataloguing The Jack Lynch Archive, and managing conservation for accreditation. Her two main publications for Yale University Press are Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950 (1993) and Irish Rural Interiors in Art (2006). In 2018 she won the Royal Dublin Society's Library & Archives Research Bursary, instigating research on 18th century recycling. Her Moore Institute Fellowship at N.U.I.G. is facilitating an enlarged edition of Irish Country Furniture (with Cork University Press), with fresh material on furnishings such as Noggins, horn spoons, earthenware and Gods in Bottles. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.Her choice of ten objects reflects the diversity within the museum’s collection, and her passion for objects that reveal interesting stories about the people that created or used them. Most of them, like Kinmoth’s forefathers and family, originated in or around Cork.

 

See Dr Claudia Kinmoth's new edition of her her acclaimed book: Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings, 1700-1900.

MICHAEL LENIHAN

Cork Glasshouse Chimney (on the site of the former Beamish and Crawford Brewery) early 1900s

Cork Glasshouse Factory chimney c.1900.
On the site of the former Beamish & Crawford Brewery.

Michael is a native of Cork who lives and works in the city. An avid collector of memorabilia. He owns a large library of Cork books, photographs, postcards and maps, which have taken over 40 years to amass. He is also an author and his previous publications include, Hidden Cork (2009), Pure Cork (2011) and Cork Burning (2018)

50 OBJECTS OF THE IRISH REVOLUTION 1912-1922

Coming in early 2021

50 OBJECTS OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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