Stories

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'Trying to make an attraction out of nothing': Neville Chamberlain's pen

Using a provocative object to illicit engagement with the public resulted in some interesting responses.

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6 Objects of Death and Remembrance

Cross-linking objects of death and remembrance associated with Clare and its people.

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Another ‘Loan Out’

The story of Clare hurler John Joe Doyle's innovative homemade PPE, currently on loan to the National Museum of Ireland.

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Why is Clare called the Banner County?

Answering one the most frequently asked questions at Clare Museum, using two banners in our collection.

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The Rainbow Revolution

A new digital podium telling Ireland's LGBTI+ history, from the National Museum of Ireland.

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Friends of the National Collection of Ireland

An acknowledgement of the FNCI from Clare Museum

Typed letter, dirty surface, with tears along lower right hand edge and along the bottom edge.

A case study: conservation of a letter

The remedial conservation of a letter from Laurence Olivier.

This is your key to the ‘secret museum’. Here we will share the stories that the objects in our collections tell us. We will also shed light on the things we do behind-the-scenes to care for and manage our collections.