This film, featuring Museum curators, educators & guides, provides an engaging, informative and thought-provoking look at this important exhibition, exploring this significant period in our history. The exhibition, which formed a key element of the nation’s commemorations of the centenary of the Easter Rising when it opened in 2016, focused on the events leading up to and during Easter Week through objects, documents and photographs from the Museum’s Easter Week Collection.
Like the exhibition, this new film focuses on personal stories, not just those of the leaders but also those of the lesser-known participants and civilians involved in the week’s events through chance and also looks at the immediate aftermath of the Rising and the impact of the executions on the leaders’ families and on the wider public, in the years following the Rising. The film also includes reactions to the exhibition from the public.
Learn about the Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising from the original exhibition webpage.
National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland is home to the world’s greatest collection of objects related to Irish history and heritage. The collection spans from prehistoric times to the present day and is on display across four museums in Dublin and Mayo.
Exhibitions explore a diverse range of themes from Bronze Age gold and extinct Irish mammals to 20th century revolution and contemporary design. The main aim of the NMI is to preserve, share, explore and celebrate Ireland’s history and culture and its place in the wider world. Admission is free.