Video ‘Preserving the Past, Shaping the Future’
by the Local Authority Museums’ Network (LAMN).
The Local Authority Museums’ Network (LAMN) represents the 12 Local Authority Museums across Ireland who all play a vital role in the social, cultural and economic life of the regions they serve. Collectively, local authority museums serve a population of over 1.8 million people, attracting over half a million direct visitors each year with a far reaching impact in schools, communities and voluntary organisations across the country.
The LAMN video (above) was produced to highlight the importance of the museums work and contribution to Irish Society. The 12 local authority museums play a significant role in driving local and regional tourism by supporting the cultural identity and image of Ireland to overseas visitors. The local authority museums’ rich collections include some of the most inspiring and unique examples of Ireland’s archaeological and historic heritage all of which can be experienced in a diversity of ways. The wide and imaginative range of exhibitions and events provided by local authority museums nationwide demonstrates the catalytic impact of how local museums create social cohesion in their communities.
This short video was filmed in a number of the LAMN Museums including Carlow and features three of our staff. The LAMN comprises
The LAMN plays a vital role in preserving archaeological heritage. The members of the LAMN are Designated Museums by the National Museum of Ireland and under this legislation each Museum is legally entitled to display archaeological objects on behalf of the State. All of the LAMN Museums are professionally and full time staffed and are open all year round. The majority of the LAMN Museums, including Carlow, have free admission.
You can read the LAMN Strategy – “Preserving the Past Shaping the Future Strategy 2016 – 2019” which looks at the aims and objectives of the LAMN.
‘1916 Across the Country’
The LAMN’s most recent collaborative project, an exhibition titled ‘1916 Across the Country’ is a snapshot of the significant role that the 12 museum members have played in bringing the story of this historic commemorative year across the country. LAMN have produced a new booklet highlighting a 1916 story from each county across the museum network.
The story of Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge, Carlow is told on page 6. Free copies of ‘1916 Across the County’ can be found on the 2nd floor of Carlow County Museum.