‘Curating Cork: 75 Years of Cork Public Museum’ Online Exhibition
Cork Public Museum celebrates their 75th anniversary with a new exhibition, ‘Curating Cork: 75 Years of CPM’. This is a collaborative project with the MA Museum Studies class of 2021 at University College Cork and is opening Thursday 10 June on Cork Public Museum’s website.
Featuring never before seen objects from the museum’s collection, this new exhibition commemorates the fascinating history and development of Cork Public Museum, the oldest local authority museum in Ireland.
The story of Cork Public Museum is one of progress and passion for promoting Cork’s heritage. This exhibition delves into the museum’s development, from the early struggle to establish a city museum, to the collaborative effort of opening Cork Public Museum in 1945, and the growth of the museum through its five curators.
The exhibition showcases this history alongside seventeen diverse objects from within CPM’s collection, which were carefully selected to reflect the different stages of the museum’s development and the unique interests and curatorial approaches of its curators. Explore the fascinating relationship between people and objects that have shaped Cork Public Museum and its collections over the past 75 years.