I’m very excited to be working on a new exhibition with my wonderful colleagues, Owen Davies and Ceri Houlbrook, from the University of Hertfordshire, and Deirdre McParland from ESB. Electric Generations: The Story of Electricity in Irish Homes grew, in part, out of the ‘New Technologies’ section of my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition.
Just over one year ago, Modern Wife, Modern Life: an Exhibition of Women’s Magazines from 1960s Ireland opened at the National Print Museum in Dublin (1 July – 30 August 2015). Since then, it has gone on to visit dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire, Wexford Town Library, and Westport Library in Mayo. Leaving Ireland this summer, theContinue reading “Modern Wife, Modern Life Exhibition One Year On”
Image: Marian Keyes, Senior Executive Librarian at dlr LexIcon, introducing Ciara Meehan and Lorna Sixsmith. Credit: Michael Liffey / Real Smart Media. On 31 October, dlr LexIcon hosted a special event in association with my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition. I was joined by Lorna Sixsmith, author of the recently published How to Be a Perfect Farm Wife, to discussContinue reading “Podcast: Expectations of Marriage in 1960s Ireland”
Woman’s Way was Irelands biggest selling magazine in 1960s Ireland. In this culture video for The Irish Times’ digital section, I looks at what made it so popular and what it tells us about Ireland at the time. Watch the video here.
Yesterday morning (Saturday, 7 February), I joined Dave Fanning in his RTÉ 2FM studio to talk about my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition and the representation of women in 1960s magazines more generally.
I joined Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk Radio yesterday (29 October) to talk about my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition, as well as the representation of women and the home in the magazines in the 1960s more generally.
Yesterday afternoon (22 October), I joined Barbara Scully on Dublin South FM‘s The Hen House to discuss my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition and the position of women in twentieth century Ireland more generally.
I spoke with Shane Beatty on Kildare’s Kfm Radio this morning about my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition and my appeal for people to loan household objects for display at the exhibition. Thank you to the people who subsequently got in touch.
Modern Wife, Modern Life is my exhibition running at the National Print Museum of Ireland between August and October 2015. It explores the idea of the ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Please consider showing your support for the exhibition by donating on Fund It. A private tour for you and two guests, a limited edition booklet,Continue reading “Please Support Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition on Fund It”
I am delighted to announce that the National Print Museum of Ireland has agreed to host my exhibition, Modern Wife, Modern Life. It will run between August and October 2015.