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The Architects in Schools Exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life features 3D models and drawings created by Transition Year students nationwide in collaboration with architects and teachers as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s national Architects in Schools programme. The exhibition pieces were made in response to the museum's collections relating to three key themes: home, community, and sustainability.

The exhibits are displayed in several locations throughout the museum, and an exhibition map will be available. Watch out for objects in the Irish Folklife collection that link to exhibition themes. Pause and reflect on the original, visionary ideas proposed by young people as they advocate for a better built environment. Hear directly from young people as they share their response to exhibition themes and express their ideas about architecture in a specially commissioned film, 'Architects in Schools: The Student Voice', showing in the AV room.

A targeted programme of events for school groups and young people will complement this exhibition.

The Architects in Schools Exhibition is co-produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation and the National Museum of Ireland. The Architects in Schools programme is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Department of Education and Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Visit https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Country-Life/Visitor-Information for opening times.

Architects in Schools Exhibition: home, community, sustainability
Image: Model by students at Portlaoise College, Laois, with architect Patrick Dunne.

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Event Type(s) Exhibitions
Admission / Cost FREE

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life More Info

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