Events Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000 with Claudia Kinmonth (LIVE Virtual Talk)

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Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000 with Claudia Kinmonth (LIVE Virtual Talk)

04.05.2021, 15:00 P.M.

This is a live presentation and Q&A session with Claudia Kinmonth.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - We are delighted to announce a live presentation with Claudia Kinmonth about her recent publication - Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000.

Claudia will present her latest research from her new publication which investigates farmhouse and cabin furniture from all over the island of Ireland. The book discusses the origins and evolution of useful objects, what materials were used and why, and how furniture made for small spaces, often with renewable elements, was innate and expected. Claudia's book is for sale through the Irish Georgian Society:

As it is a live presentation, attendees of the talk will have an chance to ask a question or send a picture. If you send a picture in advance, Claudia may be able to address this in a Q&A session. Please send your question or one image with your name to by Thursday 29 April, 5pm. The lecture will start at Tuesday, 4 May at 3pm sharp. Online bookings will close 24 hours before the lecture and the link to access the lecture will be sent out the morning of the lecture.

Claudia Kinmonth is an art and design historian, who worked at the V&A and Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, before moving to rural Cork. The first of her pioneering books for Yale University Press, Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950 (1993) won awards and was followed by Irish Rural Interiors in Art (2006). Her new book expands greatly on her first and is fully revised: Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000, published by Cork University Press, incorporates her previously unpublished fieldwork photos from the late 1980’s and a new chapter on small furnishings. In recognition of her research she was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2018. She is a Research Fellow at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, and Research Curator (Domestic Life) at the Ulster Folk Museum, as well as curatorial advisor at three museums in Cork. For more information on Claudia's work and publications, please see:


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