Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

Press release: Foreign Office Minister visits Poland

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook FCO Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field visited Poland on 24 to 25 January to follow up on the 3rd annual UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, held in London in December.The visit also follows the recent COP24 climate conference in Katowice last month, which Minister Field attended, and allowed for an exchange of views on key issues across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as further strengthening of relations between the UK and Poland.While in Poland Minister Field met key Polish figures including Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang, Deputy Minister for the Environment Slawomir Mazurek and Minister for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski.Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field said: It is evident that relations between the United Kingdom and Poland are as strong as ever, with a huge amount of bilateral work taking place between our 2 countries. We continued discussions on important joint initiatives such as our clean growth partnership, much of which resulted from the hugely productive Inter-Governmental Consultations, which the Prime Minister hosted in London in December. Ours is a very fruitful partnership, and that is why it is important for me to be back in Poland so soon after my last visit in December for COP24 in Katowice. The UK and Poland have a long shared history and we continue to work closely together on some of the most pressing issues facing our 2 countries, including through NATO and the UN Security Council. The Minister also met representatives of UK and Polish businesses working in green technology and energy.Further information Media enquiries Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] For journalists last_img read more

Kids online a challenge for parents

first_imgNZ Herald 5 June 2014Kiwi parents believe their children spend too much time online and more are using digital technology as a babysitter, a survey says.The report from online security company AVG Technologies also found 31 per cent of Kiwi parents said their child threw a tantrum when a device was taken off them.The survey polled almost 5500 parents and more than 2500 children aged 5-10 years old from nine countries, including New Zealand. Nearly half of Kiwi parents thought their child spent too much time on a digital device – such as a cellphone, tablet or computer – and not enough time outside.John Cowan, a presenter for Auckland-based group The Parenting Place, said the fact that children were growing up surrounded by technology meant parents had to adapt. That included talking to children about issues such as sex and pornography at an earlier age. The AVG survey found 51 per cent of all parents had had to talk to their children about such topics because they had been exposed to them on the internet.The report also asked people about their monitoring habits and found that 40 per cent of NZ parents used browser histories to snoop on their partner’s online activity – more than the 30 per cent who monitored their child’s online activities.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11267706last_img read more