Design, Material Culture, History

a presentation by Brenda Malone (NMI) and Lisa Godson (NCAD) Thurs 19th May 4pm 

Open to all, this talk will focus on ways of researching, analysing and understanding material culture  – objects, systems, spaces – in their historical and contemporary contexts.

Drawing on research by students on NCAD’s MA Design History and Material Culture in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), it will feature iconic and less well known material to suggest some of the key methods for understanding our material world.

For those who are interested, the talk will be followed by an information session on the  MA in Design History and Material Culture including details of our scholarship.

The deadline for scholarship applicants is 1st June 2022.

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Find out more about the MA Design History and Material Culture at