Textiles in Prison

Did you know that textiles were used as a gesture of rebellion in prison in the beginning of the 20th century?

Can you guess what craft was considered upper class occupation and which working class necessity? 

Come and hear Brian Crowley’s talk on textiles in prison this December.

Dr. Niki Collier, our chair, is delighted to share that there will be a Guided Curators Tour of Kilmainham Gaol.

The tour will be led by Brian Crowley, the curator of the Pearse Museum at St. Enda’s in Rathfarnham and Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.
Originally from Naas, Co. Kildare, he studied English and History in Trinity College and then completed a Masters in Museology in the University of East Anglia. He has been working at the Pearse Museum since 2001 and is also a director of the Irish Museum’s Association and has served as editor of its journal, ‘Museums Ireland’.

Time: 11-12h
Date: Dec 1st 2024
Meeting Point: 10.45 at Kilmainham Gaol.

The tour will be one hour long.

Members of our group Textile Journey group will participate in the tour together with some artists from Richmond Barracks. We are looking forward to the guided tour which would inform and inspire the ideas in the Textile Journey upcoming exhibition Beyond Chaos in 2024 at the Coach House.

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