Digital Exhibitions

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

Green Sleeves

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

Tenth Man, Damn Fine Print, Hens Teeth, The Locals, Mack Sign Painting, and Signal Type Foundry: HOME, 2020; three colour hand-pulled screen print, printed two-ways, each in an edition of 100

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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Locked Up in Lockdown

A Photographic Celebration of the Chapel

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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