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1st Jul 2021
to 18th Sep 2021

Age Range
All ages

OPW/Pearse Museum

St Endas Park
Grange Rd
Dublin 16
D16 Y7Y5

A Museum for Gulliver - Our Story Concludes

A Museum for Gulliver - Our Story Concludes is the culminating event part of the site-specific participatory experience for families and children at the Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park Rathfarnham. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, the project creates a fictional Lilliputian museum.

Young participants from across South Dublin County are invited to participate in live and online workshops that will explore the creation of the fictional museum 'A Museum for Gulliver' via visual arts, song, spoken word and storytelling. They will work as Co-Creators with the artist facilitator / production team. They will create and present:

  • a ‘historical film’ enactment of the famous ‘pointed and round eggs debate’
  • a giant telescope in the museum’s walled garden
  • spoken word performance
  • designs of costumes, miniature city, and ships
Central to 'A Museum for Gulliver Part 2' will be a live debate involving children, parents and teachers in examining how ‘creative ownership’ in a participatory arts process with children is fostered and facilitated. It will be documented for online broadcast. Grass Roots Engagement will be curated by Tony Fegan and Sarah Fitzgibbon.

The culminating events will take place on Culture Night, 17 Sept 2021.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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