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Monday, 11 June 2012

Mapping the Irish exhibition

An interesting exhibition opens this week in New York. Presented by the American Irish Historical Society (AIHS), Island – Drawing Conclusions: Mapping the Irish is an exploration of the history of Ireland through a series of maps, atlases, postcards, cartoons, and pamphlets spanning from the 2nd century to the 21st century.

It is a collaboration between the hosts and three other collections (Mayo CC's Jackie Clarke Collection – Ireland's Memory, Linen Hall Library and The Norman B Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library)and provides a fascinating look at the political and cultural history of Ireland.

The exhibition opens to the public on 13 June and continues until 12 July at the American Irish Historical Society's home at 991 Fifth Avenue. New York, NY 10028, which is opposite the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Details.