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Chapters of heritage: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and learning through objects

M. O'Connor
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

This project organised by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, focuses mainly on tangible and built heritage. Inspired by the sub-theme of ‘Heritage on your doorstep’ the organisers will focus on a selection of objects connected to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and explore the story behind each one. Their project will explore: • The origins of the object. • Its links to the heritage of Glasnevin Cemetery. • The insight it provides to a moment in time and to the wider context of the past. The first burial took place in Glasnevin Cemetery in 1832 and since then over 1.5 million people have been laid to rest within its walls. The objects in question explore a selection of chapters from Glasnevin’s long and diverse history. From a trowel used to lay the foundation stone of the O’Connell Tower, to the badge of a munition worker during the First World War, to the record books of the past. The learning opportunities presented by these objects, will be accessible to the general public, as the project will be presented in an online exhibition and available through online platforms. This project will be promoted through social media channels and newsletters.

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