A special shout out to any history buffs. Here’s something very exciting to book into your calendars. Dublin City University has just opened a new exhibition gallery space and it’s filled with fantastic artifacts. The official launch kicked off this week with an event hosted by University President, Professor Brian MacCraith, and Librarian, Mr. Christopher Pressler.
This impressive new gallery showcases an inaugural exhibition featuring 750 years of the Library’s historic materials. History aficionados can enjoy manuscripts, early printed books, pamphlets, and even more contemporary private papers of leading actors in media and politics, and photographic collections.
History in Focus
Not only is there a 13th-century manuscript bible on display, attendees can also view a volume of Martin Luther’s works, a Shakespeare folio, and a Bedell bible – the first published in the Irish language. For those with an interest in Irish and international events, not forgetting about the protracted turmoil of the Irish revolutionary period, there’s an abundance of goodies. This includes the unfolding of events in Danzig prior to World War II from the perspective of leading Irish diplomat, Sean Lester; key correspondence between An Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey and international leaders; and the ground-breaking media work of Mary Raftery.
The most recent acquisitions include the papers of the late education academic Professor John Coolahan, the author and journalist Mary Kenny, and the scientist, author and broadcaster Mary Mulvihill. There are even photographs and memorabilia of the Larkin Family, including portraits of Jim Larkin, and his pipe.
This, and a wealth of other materials from DCU Library’s collections, can provide great sources for researchers, inspiration for that historical novel or just be an engaging way to whittle away an afternoon.
Find out more at www.DCU.ie.
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