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Behind the Mask Exhibition by the Scottish Mask and Puppet centre from Glasgow

mask1 Puppetry is the original form of theatre, and puppets and masks can be seen as the synthesis of all art, combining visual art, design, craft and drama. Puppetry is also a living, breathing art form which plays a major role in modern theatre and particularly in television.

mask2Behind the Mask A Touring Exhibition by the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre from Glasgow (who held a very successful exhibition in the museum during Cork 2005) have now returned with their latest Exhibition to the museum from July to September 2006.

The Riverview Café, opened during 2005 in the Museum’s Extension, has now become very popular, it fully exploits the commanding views of the river Lee and provides the visitor with a tranquil haven to enjoy a coffee and a snack.

Why not bring the family along during our summer and re-discover the joys of visiting our museum?


Lord Mayor Cllr. Michael Ahern speaking at the opening of the exhibition in the presence of Stella Cherry , museum curator, Dr. Malcolm Knight Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre from Glasgow and Lady Mayoress Eileen Ahern.

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