White Gloves Event: Irish Echoes

Join us for a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with highlights from the Library's Collection.

Dr Richard Reid will present a lecture on the significance of particular collection items to both Australia and Ireland, exploring the connections between the two nations. Participants will view a special display celebrating the rich diversity of these items and enjoy refreshments in the foyer at the conclusion of the event.

Dr Richard Reid, Irish born and educated, worked for more than 40 years as a high school teacher, museum educator, historian and museum curator. Thirty of those years were spent in Canberra, in institutions such as the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia, the Senate and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. In 2011, he was the Senior Curator for the National Museum’s exhibition on the Irish in Australia, ‘Not just Ned’.

Richard will share his vast knowledge and appreciation of Ireland-related items in the NLA’s collection and will be introduced by the Irish Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency, Mr Tim Mawe.

Numbers are limited.

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