The Hunt Museum is currently holding a Winter Exhibition called Limerick My City My Home and invites you to explore the rich history of our city this winter. A display of historic maps and paintings that depict the wealth of history in our city will be on view in the Gallery from the 28th November 2014 to the 15th February 2015. The paintings and maps will guide you through time from the 17th century right up to the modern city as we know it.
The Hunt Museum are hosting free ‘Limerick: My City My Home’ Lectures and Tours and below are the remaining lectures and tours for this exhibition:
Guided Tour of Temporary Exhibition: taken by Mike O’ Neill; Wednesday 4 February, 1pm-2pm.
Public Tour of Temporary Exhibition taken by Ken Bergin, Head of Special Collections, University of Limerick, Glucksman Library; Friday 6 February, 11am.
Exhibition lecture: Jennifer Moore, Royal Irish Academy, Friday 6 February, 1pm-2pm.
Exhibition lecture: Javier Buron Garcia, Director, FabLab Limerick, Friday 13 February, 1pm-2pm.
The Hunt Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am till 5pm and Sunday and Bank holidays from 2pm till 5pm.
The Hunt Museum Winter Exhibition is held in association with University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and allows visitors to gain an insight of Limerick in the sixteenth century through maps and photography.
The director of the Hunt Museum, Dr Hugh Maguire, says that the exhibition only shows a part of what is available to them but it is enough to excite the visitors of the Exhibition. “The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”.