Temporary Exhibitions

From Colum Cille to Colmcille

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 the Monotype Corporation. They demonstrate a remarkable degree of detailed design consideration including reference to the possible involvement by Eric Gill in the project, while also providing evidence of the strong friendship that developed between the two men.

The exhibition at the Museum included items on loan from a number of sources including University College Dublin, National University Maynooth, and the Science Museum (London), and was made possible through the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht’s Mobility of Collection Scheme.

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