Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Learning from the Past: Why the History of Childhood and Youth Matters

Museum of Childhood Ireland/Músaem Óige na hÉireann

When people talk about why we should study the past, a common point is that those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. However, the relationship between the past and present is often more complex than this simplified warning. For Culture Night 2022, the Museum of Childhood Ireland asked researchers and practitioners at various career stages, all of whom are working on projects relating to childhood and youth, to consider the relationship between the past and the present, especially in terms of how this emerges in their own work. In these pre-recorded reflections, everyone engages with the pertinent question of why it is important to understand the history of childhood and youth and its relevance in the present day.

Genres: Heritage (Tangible | Intangible), Literature | Poetry
Age Suitability: Not suitable for children
Phone: 0876816760
Locations: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Event Start Time (pm)
4 pm
Event End Time (pm)
11 pm
No Booking Required