Dr. Paul Caffrey



Current research explores the relationship between the material culture of Ireland and its wider European and North American context. Recent research includes contributions to Ireland: Art on a World Stage, 1690-1840 (Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Press 2015), Art and Architecture in Ireland (Royal Irish Academy, Yale University Press 2015) and Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon (De Gruyter).


The material culture of Ireland, miniature painting, jewellery, interior architecture and design. State lead initiatives in the promotion of design. Kilkenny Design Workshops (1963-88).

Current PhD Supervision

The Emergence of a Modern Style of Ecclesiastical Art in Ireland c.1950-1970 (2013-ongoing)

Completed PhD Supervision

The Architecture of Dublin’s Neo-Classical Roman Catholic Churches 1803-1862 (NUI/NCAD 2001-2005)

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