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 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.
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)
We have a fantastic resource page that lets you view important documents, letters and diaries related to Corks first republican Lord Mayors on our Resource Page under Cork 1913-23
We here at Cork Public Museum in conjunction with the MA History at University College Cork are delighted to bring you an online exhibition of medieval objects that have been unearthed at archaeological digs here in Cork. As part of their studies, students Emmanuel Alden and David O'Mahony give us a fascinating glimpse into medieval Cork by way of musical instruments, medieval games, symbols of piety, craftsmanship and trade. These objects can now be viewed in person at our newly revamped permanent archaeology gallery.
Sunday’s Well is a suburb located in the north-west of the city, on a ridge on the northern bank of the River Lee. It takes its name from an ancient holy well once located there known in Irish as Tobar Rí an Domhnaigh (Well of the King of Sunday), referring to Jesus Christ as represented in the Catholic Church. Click here to view more.........