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M.A. Design History and Material Culture

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Arnott's of Henry Street, Dublin; a Department Store in Context

Gabrielle O'Connor
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2007
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Retailing History
Country: Ireland: Dublin
Period: 20th Century

Supervisor: Anna Moran
15,000-20,000 words

The Irish Toy Making Industry 1850-1950 with Particular Emphasis on Rural Ireland

Sorcha O'Donnell
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2005
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Children's Toys
Country: Ireland
Period: Mid 19th to Mid 20th Century

Supervisor: Nicola Gordon Bowe

Designing Visibility: Dublin Street Lighting in 1938

Saive O’Donoghue
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2010
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Street Lighting
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th Century

15,000-20,000 words

The Model Farm Kitchen: The ICA as an Agent of Modernity, 1950-65

Bernadette O’Neill
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2015
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th Century

15,000-20,000 words

A Contextual Study of the Display of Ornamental China in the 17th and 18th Irish Interior

Clare O'Reilly
National College of Art and Design
Faculty of History of Art and Design and Complementary Studies
2003
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: China
Country: Ireland
Period: 17th and 18th Century

Supervisor: Nicola Gordon Bowe
15,000-20,000 words

The Dublin Tramway: Navigating the Nexus in the Early Twentieth Century

Glen O’Sullivan
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2013
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: Early 20th century

Supervisor: Dr Lisa Godson
15,000-20,000 words

The Material Culture of Medicine in the Irish Home c.1760 - c.1830

Emma O'Toole
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2008
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture and Medical History
Country: Ireland
Period: 18th and 19th Century

Supervisor: Anna Moran
15,000-20,000 words

The Material Culture of Packaging and Advertising in the Irish Flour Milling Industry (1920-1970)

Stephen Odlum
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2013
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th century

Supervisor: Dr Paul Caffrey
15,000-20,000 words

Right and Correct: WMD McCormick's Seven Donegal Churches

Carole Pollard
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2007
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Architecture
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th Century

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Caffrey
15,000-20,000 words

Watchmaker, Silversmith, Goldsmith, Bullion Dealer, Diamond and Pearl Merchant: The Clandestine World of Nineteenth Century High End Pawnbroking

Charlotte Pollard
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2014
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 19th century

15,000-20,000 words

In Fashion, in Fabrics: The Influence of Tradition and Modernity in the Branding and Advertising of Moygashel Fabrics 1940's- 1960's

Lucy Proctor
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2012
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th Century

15,000-20,000 words

Investigation of the Role in which the Pocket Watch had Taken in Nineteenth Century Britain and Ireland

David Paul Purcell
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2010
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Pocket Watch
Country: Ireland and Britain
Period: 19th Century

Supervisor: Niamh O’Sullivan
15,000-20,000 words

'Not Just a Daisy on a Plate' : Ceramic Design in The Kilkenny Design Workshops 1963-1980

Joanna Quinn
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2005
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Ceramics
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th Century

Supervisor: Nicola Gordon Bowe
15,000-20,000 words

Irish Civic Maces, A Study of their Historical, Artistic and Social Contexts

Anne-Marie Quinn
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2003
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Maces
Country: Ireland
Period: 18th Century

Supervisor: John Turpin
15,000-20,000 words

Treasure Beneath our Feet: The Kildare Street Mosaics; Mosaic Design Embodying an 1880's Global Vision

Gabrielle Qwynn
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2014
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 19th century

Supervisor: Dr Paul Caffrey
15,000-20,000 words

The Rise and Decline of Dublin's South City Markets (1875-1894)

Janet Redmond
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2008
MA Design

Subject: Architecture and Material Culture
Country: Ireland: Dublin
Period: 19th Century

Supervisor: Dr Nicola Gordan Bowe
15,000-20,000 words

Fancy Dress Ball Costumes in Dublin, 1886-1914

Grainne Reidy
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2009
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: Late 19th and early 20th Century

15,000-20,000 words

The Material Culture of Blood Donation in Ireland, 1950 - 1975

Teresa Reilly
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2011
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 20th Century

15,000-20,000 words

Designing a Critique: Exploring the use of Design History and Material Culture as a manifestation of Critical Theory in the practice of Andrea Zittel

Pamela Ryan
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2014
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: U.S.A
Period: 20th Century and 21st Century

15,000-20,000 words

Consuming Fantasies: An 1881 Illustrated Pattern Book Gives Insight into the Cutlery Design as a Mode of Cultural Expression

Mirjam Schiller
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2009
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Period: 19th Century

15,000-20,000 words

The Singer Sewing Machine in Ireland: An Examination of the Singer Company

Janet Searson
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2003
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 19th Century to 20th Century

15,000-20,000 words

Material Gentility: A Study of the Life and Possessions of Richard Edgeworth Esq., 1701-1770

Lorraine Smith
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2010
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 18th Century

15,000-20,000 words

Quaker Dress in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century

Carol Smith
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2012
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: 19th Century

15,000-20,000 words

From Factory to Floor: The Role of Navan Carpets in Ireland 1958-1972

Maeve Sookram
National College of Art and Design
School of Visual Culture
2015
MA Design History and Material Culture

Subject: Material Culture
Country: Ireland
Period: Mid-20th Century

Supervisor: Dr Lisa Godson
15,000-20,000 words