Temporary Exhibition Archive

Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Curated by Ciara Meehan of University of Hertfordshire., the National Print Museum is delighted to host this exhibition during July and August 2015. Manuals...

An International Exhibition of Finely Printed Books For the first time in Ireland, this exhibition brings together 25 outstanding books from the world’s leading contemporary fine press printers. All the books are letterpress printed in limited editions and many have been illustrated through a variety of...

An exhibition of contemporary design and typography Curated for the Stationers’ Company (UK) by Will Hill, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, the exhibition features outstanding typeface designs from over 14 countries. Though most of the designs have been originated or significantly...

What you maybe meant to keep” – Irish Political Ephemera 25 March - 27 May 2014 End date extended to 22 June 2014 The National Print Museum hosts an exhibition of Irish political ephemera covering general and local elections, referendums, as well as European and presidential elections from...

Vintage Values is a collection of pamphlet covers designed and printed in Ireland between the 1920s and 1960s by the Catholic Truth Society in Dublin 1 (now Veritas). The pamphlets were principally for use in the parish to help people seeking advice in a variety of...

Colin Martin – Eoin Mac Lochlainn – Hughie O’Donoghue – Geraldine O’Reilly – Robert Russell 15 August – 13 October (free admission) Shaping Identities Together is a major celebration of the creation of Irish identity in Europe. The idea for this exhibition originally came from the gardens of...

The National Print Museum is delighted to host A Letterpress Celebration of The Gathering by Third Year Visual Communication students of the National College of Art and Design. The works illustrate why Ireland is a great place to be and to do business, and were...

Imperfect: Letterpress x 3 is a trio exhibition featuring work from Joey Hannaford, University of West Georgia, Mervi Pakaste, Kansas State University and Jeff Pulaski, Wichita State University. In their letterpress work, they seek to extend their design processes beyond the computer screen. Instead of...

Photographic exhibition by Fionn McCann The Chapel is one of the Museum’s most valued assets and is made up of active retired printers and typesetters, who demonstrate and maintain the Collection. Analogue is a photographic exhibition depicting members of this Chapel at work in the Museum. This...

17 October - 2 December 2012 This exhibition, curated by Dr Dermot McGuinne, tells the story of the evolution of the Colum Cille type through a selection from the two hundred or more letters on the subject that passed between O Lochlainn and Stanley Morison of...