Lynn Scarff

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 From left: the curator of Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage Matthew Seaver. with Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and  Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A bronze coated iron hand-bell found at a site near Glendalough in Co Wicklow will be on display for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the(...)

The second World War photo album of Albert Sutton, who died in 2018 at the age of 96

A photo album from an Irish second World War veteran who was present at the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp has been made public fo(...)

Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

In November 1918, Martin O’Meara arrived back in Australia as a hero, promptly had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his life in mental instit(...)

 Lynn Scarff, director, National Museum of Ireland: ‘Ultimately the people own this national collection and should be able to pop by and check it out.’ Photograph: Julien Behal  Photography

Lynn Scarff ’s first day as director of the National Museum of Ireland was the Monday after the vote to legalise abortion by repealing the Eighth Amen(...)

The new board of the National Museum of Ireland was announced on Friday by Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys.

The new board of the National Museum of Ireland was announced on Friday by Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys. Chair designate is Catherine Hea(...)

The main quadrangle at the British Museum in London. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Soft power” refers to winning people over on the basis of cultural appeal and ethical values, as opposed to more conventional diplomatic strategies (...)

Jennifer Lorigan, mediator at the Science Gallery in Dublin, with a display by artist Katharine Dowson titled Memory of a Brain Malformation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A woman who was stalked for 25 years turned this trauma into healing by depicting it through art, according to a new exhibition. The terrible impact (...)

‘Raindrop’ by Alistair McClymont, part of the ‘Strange Weather’ exhibition at the Science Gallery

This summer has had us swapping between wellies and sunscreen, but tomorrow evening at Dublin’s Science Gallery, the wellies will surely win. Dark &am(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fourth edition, and, once again, the imagination and craftsma(...)