A Museum for Gulliver
A Museum for Gulliver is a participatory online and real time experience for families and children at the Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels our project has harnessed the imaginations of over 70 children aged 8 – 11 years in the creation of a fictional museum.
‘A Museum for Gulliver’ team has worked in four primary schools in April and May to deliver workshops that have investigated the meaning of museums and their dedication to preserving memory and objects. Their museum explores how Lilliput might remember the visit of Lemuel Gulliver to their island in bygone days.
They Have Explored
Ideas of curatorship with Brain Crowley - Curator at Kilmainham Gaol & Pearse Museum.
Each child has chosen a personal object with a powerful associated memory and has loaned it to the museum to be displayed.
They have made GIANT MAPS of Lilliput for the walled garden of the museum and decorated tiny, illuminated houses for city of Mildendo installation.
Lilliputian Souvenir Photo Booth
The project has inspired a Lilliputian Photo Booth where visitors to ‘A Museum for Gulliver’ at the Pearse Museum can have their photographs taken in true Lilliputian scale and style.
Cruinniú na nÓg, Saturday 12 June
We invite you to visit our real time experience for families and children at Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, from 11am – 5pm
'A Museum for Gulliver' imagines how the people of Lilliput might remember the visit of Lemuel Gulliver to their island in bygone days. Experience GIANT MAPS in the walled garden. Visit the special Loans Collection from children and the tiny, illuminated Lilliputian city of Mildendo.
Filling A Museum for Gulliver
Online: Our young curators work will be available to view here from Saturday 12th June 2021.
‘A Museum for Gulliver’ - Participating Schools and Students
Glenasmole National School
Participating Students: Catherine Alexander, Amy Byrne, Christopher Collins, Libby Costello, Anthony Cross, Liam Curran, Abby Devlin, Jack Devlin, Anna Dowdall, Liam Dowdall, Enzo Fusciardi, Conor Gannon, Holly Johnson, James Kelly, Megan Mahon, Harry McGrath, Seámus McGrath, Rebecca McNally, Orlagh Moore, Ronan Moore, Tomás Moore, Matthew Nulty, Indy Turner, Ultan Waldron.
Teacher: Ms Cole
St. Mary's National School, Tallaght
Participating Students: Abbie Byrne, Matteo Cannito, Emma Carew, Cian Clark Labrador, Dean Clarke, Kuba Dziekonski, , Abbie Farrell Dunne, Alan Grzymkowski, Cian Hilliard, Ivan Jegorous, Austin Jiji Mathew, Ophelia John Clement, Alexandra Kearns, Ben Keith, Marika Jachimowicz, Piotr Kulesza, Vera Makarova, Alex Martin, Alfie McAuley, David Murphy, Godswill Ekwuojo Ojonugwa, Bianca Popke, Adam Watson.
Teacher: Ms. Mc Morrow, Mr. O’Brien, Ms. Keegan, Ms. O' Duffy
Scoil Naomh Bríd, Knockananna
Participating Students: Jaeden Heffernan Curran, Peter John Dunne, Naoise Foley, Mary Anne Hughes, Kailyn Keogh, Kate Kehoe, Olivia Shore, Emily Walsh, Últan Coffey, Leah Kinsella, Eve Mc Loughlin, Bobby Murphy, Faye Murphy, Jake O’ Keeffe, Sarah Ryan, Stanislaw (Stas) Starczyk
Teacher: Ms. Adamson
Scoil Maelruain Senior National School
Participating Students: Hana Brady, Ashleigh Byrne, Luke Cortobelli, Caden Delves, Werya Ghanbari, Luke Jennings, Alicia Kellett, Colm Kershaw, Tyler Lambe, Amy Layton, Ryan Lovett, Sophie Mann, Mathew McCormack, Marija Mickevicius, Cian O’Sullivan, Michelle Popova, Nathan Rusek, Emily Swan, Mark Sweeney, Hanna Zaremba
Teachers: Ms Kennedy, Ms Gibson and Ms D O’Reilly
A Museum for Gulliver - Production Team
Tony Fegan - Project Director
Jennifer Webster - Project Producer
Tadashi Kato - Designer & Maker
Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú - Maker Assistant
Jonathan Stokes - Photographer
Hannah Levy - Photographer Assistant
Brian Crowley - Curator Lecture - Kilmainham Gaol/Pearse Museum
Annette Barnaville - Filmmaker, FINK
Dave Barnaville - Digital Design, FINK
Pearse Museum Site Team: Cathal Dolan, Shane Ryan Croasdell, Sarah Devlin Sinnott, Alex Boateng
For Tallaght Community Arts:
Ruth Clancy - Administrator
Sharon Doyle - Outreach Coordinator
With thanks to staff of OPW/Pearse Museum
A Museum for Gulliver is produced by Tallaght Community Arts for Creative Ireland - Cruinniú na nÓg South Dublin 2021
A Museum for Gulliver has been kindly supported by OPW Pearse Museum, Cruinniú na nÓg South Dublin ’21, South Dublin County Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland