Digital Exhibitions

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Council, the National Print Museum is proud to present online installations of exhibitions held on our premises. We hope to continue to grow this section of the website.

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Green Sleeves

Vinyl cover of Boy; U2; Island (1980); design: Steve Averill / Photograph by Hugo McGuinness; Print: N/A

Seven decades of LP covers in Ireland

This exhibition examines the Irish-printed album cover. Included album covers were all designed or printed in Ireland.
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Locked Up in Locked Down

Three colour hand-pulled screen print reading 'Home'

Art and design made and printed during the first lockdown

This exhibition explores art and design ‘locked up’ and printed during lockdown in Ireland. It features work by Maser, Annie Atkins, Damn Fine Print, One Strong Arm, and Richard Seabrooke and collaborators.
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The Chapel

A Photographic Celebration

Ruth Carden | Mark Henderson | Kate Swift

The Chapel is the collective term for members of a print union. At the National Print Museum, the term specifically refers to the group of active retired printers and compositors that are dedicated to preserving the craft of letterpress printing at the Museum.
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Print, Protest & the Polls

The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media

This exhibition, first displayed in 2018, commemorated the centenary of the first national female vote in Ireland. It explored the use of print by the Irish suffragists, and their opponents, in their methods of protest and promotion.
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Seditious Types

The Legacy of the Printers of 1916

The growth of the print industry in Ireland from the 17th century onwards was linked to political and administrative change. Print forms spanned all social spheres including academic works, luxury accessories and administrative stationary. In 1916, printers transformed the words of artists, activists, politicians and industrialist into works of permanent ink, which survive today.

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Exploring the Anthropocene

A Letterpress Investigation

The Anthropocene can be defined as the present geological era in which human activity has become visible as a dominant and destructive influence on the Earth’s systems. This exhibition is a letterpress print investigation on the theme of the Anthropocene, at a moment of reckoning with climate change.

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