Join us for our next Exhibition Lecture on July 19th, from 7pm – 8pm, as part of Hunt Thursdays! #SignalsofChange
This lecture by Noel Campbell of the National Museum of Ireland will explore the vital of painting and photography in the promotion of tourism in 20th century Ireland. In a pre-television age, travel companies were restricted in what message they could convey through travel postcards, posters and guide books. Through the use of early photography and artwork from well-known artists such as Paul Henry, Ireland’s renowned tourist locations were offered to the world.
Noel Campbell is the senior Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life in Mayo. Noel is a graduate of NUIG and UCD and holds a degree in history and archaeology. He is the author of A History of Castlebar: Municipal Government 1613-2014 (2014). Recent exhibitions curated by Noel include Come Back To Erin: Irish Travel Posters of the 20th Century (online), The Enemy Within: The Spanish Flu in Ireland 1918-1919and Preserving the Peace: Policing on the Island of Ireland 1814-2014.
Images courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland