Women in Design Conference at the National Museum of Ireland | Call for Papers

Posted 05.03.19

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, invites papers for an upcoming conference which is both a celebration and an exploration of Irish women working in Design.

The conference aims to explore topics such as women designers in the Museum’s collections, the significance of gender in design and whether it is important that designers are recognised and remembered as women.

Women in Design

Conference at the National Museum of Ireland
Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks
24th – 25th May 2019

Papers are invited but not limited to the themes listed below. We welcome proposals from all disciplines; whether you are a designer, artist, maker, design or art historian, postgraduate student, heritage professional, independent researcher, or collector.

  • Women Designers in the collections of the National Museum of Ireland – the celebrated and well known and the not so well known
  • The Irish women designers who may be forgotten, overlooked or overshadowed
  • The significance and meaning of gender in design
  • Would our designed environment be different if there were more women working in design?
  • How can more women be encouraged to work in Design in Ireland?

Speaker information:
A speaking fee of €150 will be available to accepted papers. While the Museum welcomes submissions from beyond Ireland, travel and accommodation will not be covered.

Individual papers should be of 20 minutes maximum duration. Submissions need to include a short biographical note (150 words) along with an abstract of no more than 300 words to:
Helen Beaumont hbeaumont@museum.ie on or before 5pm Friday 29th March 2019.

Applicants will be notified if their paper is accepted on or before Monday 8th April 2019.

Helen Beaumont
Education & Outreach Department
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
Collins Barracks
Benburb Street
Dublin 7

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