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Museum Summer Programme 2014

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Check out what's happening on any given day on our daily calendar.

Recreate Week, August 16th - 22nd 

As an Eco building, Imaginosity is always concerned with contributing to improving our environment.  With this in mind, each year we run a "Recycle Week" in August, during which our visitors can take part in Art Projects using recycled materials.  We are delighted to link up this year with Recreate, a social enterprise which sources remaindered, surplus and unwanted materials and makes them availble for use by teachers, artists and other places of creativity - just like Imaginosity!

Join us in the art room all week and make some amazing pieces of art from Recreate's supplies!

Monday 16th – Friday 20th @ 3.30pm session

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd 12pm & 2pm

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Beyond the Stars!                    

 

We're looking far, far beyond Imaginosity this August and exploring the universe through art, drama and science.  With workshops to make ooey gooey Galaxy Gloop, a theatre performance based on the book "Rocket to the Moon" and some "Solar System Art", we are serving up a whole galaxy of educational fun!

 

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Galaxy Gloop Science Experiment

Ages 5+

Monday 4th, 11th

Tuesdays 5th 12th 3.30pm

Sunday 3rd 12pm

Saturday 2nd 12pm

Solar System Mobile Art Workshop

Ages 3+

Wednesday 6th & 13th August 3.30pm

Saturday 2nd & 9th 2pm

Sunday 3rd 2pm

Rocket to the Moon! Drama

Thursday 7th & 14th

Friday 8th & 15th 3.30pm

Saturday 9th 12pm

Heritage Week Call Out!

In celebration of Heritage Week, Imaginosity is organising a unique visual exhibition and we need your help!

2014 is the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and to celebrate the theme for National Heritage Week 2014 is, ‘Family … generations exploring heritage together’. To complement this theme we are organising an exhibition called “Reimagining Childhood”. This exhibition will run from the 23rd – 30th August and will be an inter-generational exploration of memories. This exhibit will be complemented by family friendly workshops. If you have an item/object that commemorates childhood (Photo, video, letter, baby book etc.) and has an extraordinary story.....please let us know.

Your chosen item could be selected for a display at Imaginosity Dublin Children’s Museum during Heritage Week.

We would like you to tell us what makes this item special either to you or a member of your family. This information is very important!

Out of all the entries the curators will select 5 objects/stories. If your item is chosen you will be given a family pass to Imaginosity to visit the exhibition and the museum. 

To find out “How to Enter” and “Terms & Conditions” see below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please remember all images and stories entered may be published on our website and other Imaginosity social media accounts.

How to Enter:

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following information:

• Name of your object/Item.

• Description of your item including size/dimensions.

• In no more than 350 words describe your object’s significance to you as well as any people, events, stories or memories associated with it. The object must commemorate childhood in some way in order to fit the theme of the exhibition.

• Attach 1-2 clear digital images of your object.

• Your name, address and contact telephone number.

Terms and Conditions of Entry:

Deadline for receipt of entries is Friday 1st August 2014

All entries must be submitted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By submitting your images and story you are agreeing to:

•        Have your object, image(s) and story included in an exhibition at Imaginosity Dublin children’s Museum as well as the Imaginosity website and social media, if selected.

 

•        Sign all loan agreement paperwork should your object be selected.

 

•        Arrange, at your own cost, for the transport of your object, should it be chosen to and from Imaginosity. Imaginosity will not be responsible for the safety of an object not collected on the agreed date after the exhibition. Objects not collected may be disposed of by Imaginosity at its sole discretion.

 Heritage Week

In celebration of Heritage Week, Imaginosity is organising a unique visual exhibition and we need your help!

2014 is the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and to celebrate the theme for National Heritage Week 2014 is, ‘Family … generations exploring heritage together’. To complement this theme we are organising an exhibition called “Reimagining Childhood”. This exhibition will run from the 23rd – 30th August and will be an inter-generational exploration of memories. This exhibit will be complemented by family friendly workshops. If you have an item/object that commemorates childhood (Photo, video, letter, baby book etc.) and has an extraordinary story.....please let us know.

Your chosen item could be selected for a display at Imaginosity Dublin Children’s Museum during Heritage Week.

We would like you to tell us what makes this item special either to you or a member of your family. This information is very important!

Out of all the entries the curators will select 5 objects/stories. If your item is chosen you will be given a family pass to Imaginosity to visit the exhibition and the museum. 

To find out “How to Enter” and “Terms & Conditions” see below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please remember all images and stories entered may be published on our website and other Imaginosity social media accounts.

How to Enter:

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following information:

• Name of your object/Item.

• Description of your item including size/dimensions.

• In no more than 350 words describe your object’s significance to you as well as any people, events, stories or memories associated with it. The object must commemorate childhood in some way in order to fit the theme of the exhibition.

• Attach 1-2 clear digital images of your object.

• Your name, address and contact telephone number.

Terms and Conditions of Entry:

Deadline for receipt of entries is Friday 1st August 2014

All entries must be submitted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By submitting your images and story you are agreeing to:

•        Have your object, image(s) and story included in an exhibition at Imaginosity Dublin children’s Museum as well as the Imaginosity website and social media, if selected.

 

•        Sign all loan agreement paperwork should your object be selected.

 

•        Arrange, at your own cost, for the transport of your object, should it be chosen to and from Imaginosity. Imaginosity will not be responsible for the safety of an object not collected on the agreed date after the exhibition. Objects not collected may be disposed of by Imaginosity at its sole discretion.

 

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Imaginosity, Dublin Childrens Museum is pleased to announce our involvement as an Associated Partner of 'WEAVE', a European project managed by 'Explora, The Children's Museum of Rome' in Italy (www.mdbr.it), 'Waag Society' in the Netherlands (www.waag.org) and 'Association Art Land' in Bulgaria (www.artland-sofia.eu).

Weaving Europe: Artefacts, Values & Exchanges - Cycles of cultural events and ateliers to discover Culture and Art through Textiles and Fibre Artefacts in Europe (WEAVE) aims to meet with 3-12 year old children, families, schools, teachers, museums operators, designers, fibre & textile artists, university researchers and students to promote cultural heritage through an innovative and non formal approach, learning by doing activities, hands-on experiences and art performances.

The main aim of the project 'WEAVE' is to organize three free events about textile art in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Italy: ZigZag - Textile, fibre and felt: it's a Smart Child's play!

(http://www.zigzagproject.eu)

The project will also offer training courses and teaching-packs for teachers, twelve free downloadable video tutorials about the textiles workshops, a photo-exhibition at 'Explora', and a best practice guide.

As Associated Partner, Imaginosity, Dublin Childrens Museum will allow a facilitator on its staff to take part in 3 free access ZigZag events in Amsterdam, Sofia and Rome (September-October 2014) working side by side with 'Waag Society'/'Association Art Land'/'Explora' staff, 3 international textile artists and art student groups to offer textile workshops to children, families and schools. Before the events, the facilitator will take part in an international training meeting in Sofia learning about textile art and new workshops.

We look forward to sending our Education Development Facilitator Rebecca Dolan, to participate in the training session and in the events being held in Sofia, Amsterdam and Rome. By introducing our facilitator to the rich trans‐national traditions of textiles, they will have the ability to bring back the knowledge to our museum and continue the intercultural dialogue concerning the traditions and heritage with our own visitors through activities we will develop for our own institution.

This experience is also a valuable opportunity for our facilitator to build an informative cultural exchange with the museum professionals that she will meet and work with from across Europe, in turn bringing back to our institution new ideas for projects, best practice, and events that we could incorporate into our future calendar.

'WEAVE' is a project developed with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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