Visit the Exhibition
18 January - 16 March 2019
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
An tSeaneaglais (Glassworks)
37 Mórshráid Shéamais
Derry, BT48 7DF
t: +44 2871 264132
Open Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hunger Times
Exploring the legacy of the Great Irish Famine and its relevance in a modern context, The Hunger Times is a short film aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 13, produced by Tile Media. This is the first time that a Famine story has been told on film through the eyes of children. Filmed on location in Ireland and the United States, the film was commissioned through an open competition by Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (IGHM) at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, USA. It was funded by The Ireland Funds.
Scoilnet – The Department of Education and Skills portal for Irish education. Scoilnet has produced curriculum-related digital resources to support Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger.
Free presentations and worksheets related to the exhibition are available at Scoilnet’s website:
For more information on booking school tours, please call 02871 264132 or email email@example.com.
Adopt an Artwork
Fifty pieces from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum’s collection will be making the journey to Ireland for the Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger exhibition. To assist with professional fine art shipping costs, as well as any conservation needs, the museum has created an Adopt an Artwork program to connect prospective donors with specific and tangible needs.
As part of the adoption process, participants will receive many benefits, including a print of the piece suitable for framing, an invitation to the collection send-off party, and a credit line on the gallery label giving recognition to the adoptive sponsor throughout the exhibition’s run in Ireland.
Thank you to the following donors who have supported the exhibition by adopting atwork:
- Rainbow’s End – Barry, Jaclyn and Bailey Bestle
- Cottages, West of Ireland – Lynn Bushnell
- Lest we Forget – O’Herron Family Foundation
- Gorta – Barry, Jaclyn and Bailey Bestle
- Irish Peasant Children – Doug James and Kay Mollick
- The Irish Piper - George and Monica Dunn
- A Young Man’s Troubles – Whyte’s
- Connemara Woman – Patricia Vitanza
- 5/9 Black '47 - Martha Ahlquist
- Famine Ship -Terrence Kenneally
- The Victim – The Ryan Family
- Feeding Chickens – George Waldron
- Scene in Connemara – Katie and Michael Regan
- Returning from an Irish Funeral – Lev and Ivan Nussberg
- The Irish Mother – Alan and Wendy Puzarne
- The Farewell – Janet Corcoran and Francis John Dwyer III
- Famine Funeral – Terrence Kenneally
- The Vigil – Lev and Ivan Nussberg
- Famine - Jean Husted and Becca Main