‘In Search of Thomas McGreevy’ – National Gallery of Ireland

Thomas McGreevy (1893 – 1967) was one of the great Irish figures in the world of Art and Culture. As well as being an accomplished poet and close friend of such figures as Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, he was Director of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1950 – 1963. The purpose is to explore the character and personality of Thomas McGreevy and his impact on the National Gallery of Ireland, and to demonstrate how the use of archives and primary sources can give any one of us an insight into the real nature of an individual and an institution.


‘Pride, Prejudice and Passion’ – Durham University Library

Does marriage provoke both love and hate? Does prejudice affect our judgement? These are some of the themes to be illustrated in an exhibition at the Palace Green Section of Durham University Library.

As the Library’s contribution to Archive Awareness Month – with its theme of ‘Love and Hate’ – the exhibition will display the width and depth of the collections – from the documents of hasty Gretna Green marriages, with all their consequences, to poignant correspondence from those separated by the wars of the 20th century.