Seminars and Symposia

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The Hugh Lane Gallery is committed to providing dynamic, innovative and engaging programmes of education, appreciation and information on modern and contemporary art. We organise a multiplicity of programmes for people of all ages and interests including Study Mornings, symposia, seminars and research projects.

Recent Study Mornings have explored themes arising from our temporary exhibitions Eva Gonzales is What Dublin Needs; Patrick Graham Transfiguration; Joseph Beuys; and Hiwa-K. A selection of presentations can be viewed on our YouTube channel here

Conference: Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty  22 and 23 April 2022

This conference, organised jointly by the Education departments of Hugh Lane Gallery and the National Museum of Ireland , takes its inspiration from the 'Studio & State' exhibition, itself a collaboration between these two institutions, marking the centenary of the signing and ratification of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

This conference aims to explore the intersection between art and politics in the context of the birth of the new Irish state. The event brings together a broad range of speakers - historians, artists, writers and curators - to share, discuss and debate themes from the background to the signing of the Treaty in London in 1921 to its legacy and impact on ordinary Irish people; from questions around memory and trauma to the role of the artist as witness to history.

The conference will be livestreamed on 22nd - 23rd April , and there are also places to attend in person at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks.

To see the line up of speakers please see the conference programme here.

HOW TO BOOK: Fee: €5 per day ticket for attending the conference in person at Collins Barracks or free for viewing live online. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here.