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Pictured Above: The Hunt Museum, Limerick My City My Home exhibition launch. Gobnait O’Riordan, Director of the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick, Pat Cooke, Acting Chairman, The Hunt Museum, Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan and Dr Hugh Maguire, The Hunt Museum. Picture: Keith Wiseman

Tell me a story Limerick

The Hunt Museum, Limerick My City My Home exhibition launched by Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan.
Picture: Keith Wiseman

Tell Me A Story Limerick is a two week display being held at the Hunt Museum.The Hunt Museum develops and provides many activities, such as tours around the museum, arts and crafts classes, kids activities, camps, lectures and much, much more.

‘While the Museum needs walls for security and structure we need to get rid of the walls as barrier’ said Dr Hugh Maguire, Director of the Hunt Museum in welcoming various community groups to the Museum.

‘Communities of Culture’ has been a Museum co-ordinated,  year-long, project across four regeneration areas of Limerick:  Ballinacura Weston, Moyross, Southill and St Mary’s Park. The projects have been determined by the individual community groups involved and have addressed, and celebrated, diverse aspects of heritage and culture in each group, including…the Mid West School for Hearing Impaired Children (Ballincurra Weston) and St Mary’s Parish Men’s Shed and  the Youth Leadership Programme (Moyross). Each  project has been displayed within the community itself and the Hunt Museum’s two-week display entitled Tell Me A Story Limerick is in effect a coming together of the different groups and initiatives. Each display will return to the community when the exhibtion finishes.  The projects have been supported by Limerick Regeneration and the Friends of the Hunt Museum and co-ordinated by the Museum’s Curator of Education, Dr Dominique Bouchard with the on-the-ground support of Sorcha O’Brien, Access Officer.

The community nature of the project complements the Museum’s current running winter exhibition:  Limerick: My City My Home  (maps and historic images of the city down through the centuries) – The exhibition is opened on the 28th of November and is open to everyone.

For further information on Communities of Culture and Tell Me a Story Limerick you can contact Dr Dominique Bouchard at  [email protected] or get in contact by phone on 061 312-833.

 For more information on the Hunt Museum you can visit their website www.huntmuseum.com
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