Charity number: 20205452
Dia daoibh from all of us at the Museum of Childhood Ireland, Músaem Óige na hÉireann Project Group, working in a voluntary capacity to bring you Ireland’s first Island-wide / diaspora / global, social history Museum of Childhood.
With research at its heart, the museum centres on 7 essential elements: Museum Collection, History, Culture, Heritage, Children’s Rights, Education, , the Voice of the Child /Youth Voices.
We aim for a small carefully-curated permanent collection, plentiful Handling Collections, a focus on frequent ‘highlight’ exhibitions at the museum, and travelling / touring exhibitions around Ireland/ abroad. Permanent and Temporary exhibitions will be interactive, engaging and suitable for all age groups. As all of our history around childhood will be researched and presented, special sensitivity will be shown around our global/ difficult childhood history, with different pathways / restricted access in the museum. We are continuing our work on delivery design within and without the museum. How the museum functions within the community is vitally important to us, as is ensuring that the voice of the child is present from Planning through Implementation to Open Museum.
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BREAKING NEWS! We are honoured to be shortlisted from over 400 museums worldwide to the final 6 for #Project2020Together, Le Chéile, in @kidsinmuseums ‘Best International Digital Activity’ category alongside 5 phenomenal museums: The glucksman, the Rijksmuseum, the Warhol Museum, the GlazerMuseum and the National Gallery of Singapore.
“Meet the museums shortlisted for our #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award From Home: bit.ly/3hqpUcw 🏆🥳 Congratulations!
It was a tough competition ( over 400 nominations ) and we were blown away by the efforts of museum staff to support families during lockdown.
Museums have created and delivered a huge number of creative, entertaining, and original digital projects during lockdown and offered valuable support to families around the world. The competition was intense, and the shortlisting panel had an extremely difficult job selecting the final 26 museums.
We are delighted to let you know that the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project has been shortlisted for Project 2020 Together, Le Chéile in the best international digital activity category. The panel thought this activity stood out for the way it put children and young people’s voices front and centre. We liked the international partnerships involved which reflected the global nature of the pandemic. This seemed like a really original project. Congratulations!”
The Museum Board:
Majella McAllister, Chairperson, Youth /ChildVoices Team Lead.
Jennifer Condon, Secretary
Yi Ge, Treasurer
Cian Spillane, Governance Lead
Hugh Trayer, Museum Strategy Lead
Professor Mary O’Dowd, History Team Lead
Melissa Bonotto, Children’s Rights Team Lead
Dr Matthew Fogarty, Education Team Lead
Ekaterina Tikhoniouk, Social Media
Kay Duggan-Walls, Fundraising
Daniel O’Reilly, Website / Virtual Museum
The Museum Associate Board:
Emma Azim, Youth Voices
Precious Benjamin, Youth Voices
Ruthanne Baxter, Museum Strategy
Danny Collins, Youth Voices
Dylan Emerick-Brown, Education
Dr Sarah Anne Buckley, History
Professor Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Children’s Rights
Dr Mira Dobutowitsch, Education
Dr Fiona Donson, Children’s Rights
Basak Ellibes, Toy Curator
Dr Catherine Gilliand, Education
Freya Feeney, YouthVoices
Esther Ayo James, Education
Jemi John, Youth Voices
Lindsay Leach, Fundraising
Dr Sheila Long, Children’s Rights
Cliodhna Martin, Child Voices
Lorraine McEvoy, History
Dr Richard McElligott, History
Professor Eileen Murphy, History
Dr Cormac Moore, History
James Moran, Photographing / cataloguing the collections
Sinead O’Reilly, Youth Voices
Nicole Power, Youth Voices
Alannah O’Sullivan, Youth Voices
Gabriela Martinez Sainz, Children’s Rights
Daniel Sheehy, Youth Voices
Annika Stendebach, History
Coordinator of P2020/21 Rubano, Italy, Sara Nosarini
Fion Gunn, Museum’s Artist-in-Residence 2021
Hilary Hei Wai Kwan, Museum Intern
Maria Delgado Soriano, Museum
Dellya Thalyta Fogaça, Children’s Rights
Vanessa Sueishi, Children’s Rights
Grace O’Boyle, Contributing Researcher
For biographies of our Board, Associate Board and volunteers, click here
Independent accountant to the MCI Project: Doyle Accountants. Email: email@example.com
- Dr Pat Donlon, Ambassador
- Dr Marnie Hay, History
- Warren McAllister, Software
We continue to expand our Diaspora teams. Wherever you are in the world do please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help the voluntary Museum of Childhood Ireland Project?
Our most pressing need is for funding. Please consider donating to support our charity.