Irish Museums Trust
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Irish Museums Trust

Recipients | First Grant Cycle 2022

• Margaret McCabe

PhD student at University College Cork: ‘Repatriation and Restitution Claims to the National Museum of Ireland: An in depth look at museum practice’. For research travel to NMI to assist with investigations into the realities of the repatriation process by examining case studies of individual claims and how this process has evolved over time.

• Anne Hodge

Curator at National Gallery of Ireland: ‘Are ‘sustainable’ exhibitions sustainable?’. For research travel to further exploration of environmental sustainability in the museum exhibition-making process, by benchmarking against existing best practice in the UK and France.

• Helen Johnson

PhD student at Ulster University: ‘Through the eye of a needle: the classification, interpretation, display, and socio-cultural significance of Orange Order regalia collections’. To assist with the production of an exhibition and workshops based on research of the collections of textile regalia of the Orange and other Loyal Orders held at National Museums NI.

• Shauna Lee Allen

PhD student, University College Cork: ‘Community Climate Action – Museums & Climate Change Project’. To assist with developing a climate change pop-up exhibition and programming in partnership with Barrington Museums, Canada, designed to engage community members in everyday climate action and campaigning for climate justice.