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Dates
1st Jun 2022
to 18th Nov 2022

Age Range
All ages

The Camera Library

A unique programme in partnership with Cork City Library Service, Cork Film Centre and The Hermann Marbe Camera Collection. Through this programme, we aim to support positive ageing, mitigate the negative impact of social isolation and social distancing and develop and establish new forms of creative engagement for older people that accommodate prevailing public health guidance in the community and for residential healthcare facilities. Our approach is informed by models of best practice emerging from the co-developmental work undertaken in partnership by Cork City Council in recent years, namely: Age Friendly Cork City Strategy, Cork Cultural Companions, Cork Creative Enquiry: Arts and Older People, What’s Next? Arts and Ageing Programme Cork and the ongoing work in the area of Creativity and Ageing by Cork City Libraries.

Over a lifetime in which he made a significant mark on Arts and Inclusion in Cork City, Hermann Marbe also amassed an impressive camera collection. Hermann’s wife, socially engaged artist Jessica Carson has founded The Hermann Marbe Camera Collection in his memory with the aspiration of making the arts and creativity more accessible. Together with Cork Film Centre and Cork City Library Service, we will establish the Hermann Marbe Camera Lending Library via a pilot initiative at Hollyhill Library, facilitating access to a selection of analogue, user friendly cameras and kits from the collection for workshops/visual art installations.

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

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