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Margaret Stokes (1832-1900): Antiquarian, Artist, Writer – Pioneer

When

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 13:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

Dr Marie Bourke will give the fourth and final lecture in our series accompanying the exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'

Margaret Stokes was a pioneering figure in Irish antiquarian studies. This lecture will explore Stokes as a woman who only reached her potential when she was over fifty, resulting in a creative output in art, art history and archaeology, in addition to her skills as an editor and writer. She was extraordinarily hardworking and singular in her enthusiasm and dedication to Celtic Art. Recognition came to Stokes in the form of honorary membership of the Royal Irish Academy, the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, and the Antiquarian Society of Scotland.

Speaker

Marie Bourke is an art and cultural historian and former Keeper-Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland. Author of The story of Irish museums 1790-200 (Cork University Press, 2011, 2013), she curated the Gallery's recent exhibition, 'Frederic William Burton: for the love of art.' A former Adjunct Professor in University College Dublin, she is currently on the board of the Heritage Council. 

Free admission. No individual booking required. Group bookings please contact: library@ria.ie / 01-6090620

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