Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum named among the best in music, arts, dance and theater

Here, visitors admire Margaret Lyster Chamberlain's sculpture, The Leave Taking. The 4,750 square-foot museum is home to the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the starvation and forced emigration that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845 to 1850. Read more: www.ighm.org. (Photo by Mark Stanczak, manager of photographic services.)

Here, visitors admire Margaret Lyster Chamberlain’s sculpture, The Leave Taking. (Photo by Mark Stanczak, manager of photographic services.)

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir was named among the New Haven Register’s picks for 2012′s best of music, arts, dance and theater.

The 4,750 square-foot museum is home to the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the starvation and forced emigration that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845 to 1850.

The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection in order to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of the Famine and its long afterlife in Ireland’s cultural memory.

Museum programs include tours of the collection, discussions, films, plays, and concerts highlighting the richness of Irish culture and encouraging its fullest appreciation by the general public, academics, researchers, artists and students.

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