Irish & International Design, Fashion and Decorative Arts Course

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Do you love all things design? Then we have just the course for you. On this UCD programme, NMI curators will take you ‘behind the scenes’ to discover how design, fashion and decorative arts were shaped in Ireland in the 19th-20th centuries.

This National Museum-based course looks at a number of extraordinary people who shaped and continue to shape Irish and international design, fashion and decorative arts in the 19th – 21st centuries. What inspired them? What motivated them? What legacy had their work?

Design, Fashion and Decorative Arts

NMI curators will take you on ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours and provide illustrated talks as a starting point for discussion around the work and lives of remarkable individuals such as designer Eileen Gray, collector Albert Bender and fashion designer Ib Jorgensen.

This is a chance to get up close up to the fascinating displays and objects from the National Museum’s decorative arts collections, and to hear the amazing stories behind them. Join in and be enthused, dazzled and inspired!

Find out more about this UCD programme here.



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