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      May 24, 2019

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      Women in Design

      Women in Design Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May 2019  This conference is both a celebration and an exploration of Irish women working in Design. The conference aims to explore topics such as women designers in the Museum’s collections, the significance of gender in design and whether it is important that designers are recognised and remembered as women. Some of the themes explored include women designers in the collections of the National Museum of Ireland – the celebrated and well known and the not so well known and the Irish women designers who may be forgotten, overlooked or overshadowed. Questions the conference aims to address include, would our designed environment be different if there were more women working in design; and how can more women be encouraged to work in Design in Ireland. PROGRAMME Friday 24th May 9.30 - 10am Registration 10amWelcome with Lynn Scarff, Director, National Museum of Ireland 10.10amKeynote Lecture: FreespaceShelley McNamara, co-founder of Grafton ArchitectsFollowed by Q&A Discussion 11am Coffee Break 11.30amNew Research Papers and Panel Discussion Chair: Frances McDonald, Independent consultant & writer: design & contemporary craft The Diversity of Women’s Engagement with Modern DesignKathleen James Chakraborty, Professor of Art History at University College DublinWomen Designers Shaping the Visual Identity of Contemporary DublinRenata Pekowska, Artist & ResearcherSoft Touch – Light TouchDr Helen McAllister, Head of Applied Materials, School of Fine Art, National College of Art & DesignRe-Designing Dreams: Home Dressmaking and the Pursuit of Affordable Fashion Design in Mid-Century Ulster c.1930-1960Rachel Sayers, Independent Curator & Researcher 12.30pm Q&A Discussion 12.45pm Lunch There will be an opportunity for visiting exhibitions and an option to take gallery tours with National Museum of Ireland curators. Places on tours will be allocated on a first-come basis on arrival at Registration. Tours include: Women in the Museum’s collection of Contemporary Applied Arts with Dr Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections & Learning Visit to the What's in Store Gallery focusing on recent acquisitions of metalwork made by women with Dr Edith Andrees, Curator of Metalwork, Numismatics and Scientific Instruments 2.20pm Keynote Lecture: “In, Out, Shake It All About”: Women, MoMA and the Design CanonJuliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design, Department of Architecture and Design, the Museum of Modern Art, New YorkFollowed by Q&A Discussion 3.10pm Panel Discussion: Designers in Practice Chair: Dr Sorcha O’Brien, Senior Lecturer in Design History & Theory at Kingston University, LondonAlison Lowry, ArtistSasha Sykes, Functional ArtistSusan Zelouf, Design Partner and Co-founder of Zelouf and BellTara Kennedy, Architect and Designer 4.20pm Close 5pm Wine Reception Saturday 25th May 9.30 – 10amCoffee and Registration 10am Welcome: Helen Beaumont, Education & Outreach Officer, National Museum of Ireland 10.10am Keynote Lecture: Not Black or White, just Gray Dr Jennifer Goff, Curator of the Eileen Gray Collection and Furniture National Museum of IrelandFollowed by Q&A Discussion 11am Coffee Break 11.30am Panel Discussion: Designing Exhibitions Chair: Dr Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections & Learning, National Museum of IrelandWendy Williams, Graphic Designer, Educator and Design Historian Ann Scroope, Heritage Re-interpretation Consultant & founder of Scroope Design 12.15pm Talk: At the vanguard – the women who led Irish fashion in the mid-20th centuryAlex Ward, Curator of Clothes, Textiles and Jewellery, National Museum of IrelandFollowed by Q&A Discussion 12.45pm Lunch There will be an opportunity for visiting exhibitions and an option to take gallery tours with National Museum of Ireland curators and guides. Places on tours will be allocated on a first-come basis on arrival at Registration. Details to follow. 2.15pm New Research Papers and Panel DiscussionChair: Muireann Charleton, Lecturer, Design, Enterprise & Development, Limerick School of Art & Design‘Women in Design’ - A Supporting Role?’Elaine McDevitt, Design Researcher‘Marion Mahony Griffin: Re-covering the Irishness within a trans-national identity’Dr Sarah A. Sheridan and Dr Brian Ward, Irish Architecture Foundation & Dublin School of Architecture, TU, Dublin ‘You’re The Best Girl-Designer in the Class’: some thoughts on women designers within the historiography of Irish graphic designDr Linda King, Design Historian & Co-Programme Chair (BA Hons), Visual Communication Design, Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dublin 3pm Q&A Discussion 3.15pm Panel Discussion and Closing Words Kim Makenzie-Doyle, Head of Marketing & Product, Voxgig and Founder of Why DesignAngela O'Kelly, Head of Design for Body and Environment, National College of Art & DesignLynn Scarff, Director, National Museum of Ireland 3.45pm Close Please note programme may be subject to change.

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