Museum of Literature Ireland to open in Dublin in September
The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), a new landmark cultural institution costing €11m (A$11.3m), will open in Dublin in September, reports the Irish Times.
MoLI is a partnership between the National Library of Ireland and the University College Dublin. Located at University of Dublin’s Newman House on St Stephen’s Green, the museum will feature ‘dynamic, immersive’ exhibitions that tell the story of Ireland’s literary heritage, from early storytelling traditions to contemporary writers.
The museum will also display items from the National Library collections, including the first copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses, handwritten notebooks for Ulysses, and author letters. MoLI will also run a free-to-access national children’s program, literary and writing events, readings, performances, debate and discussion, and a Joycean research library accessible to students, scholars and the public.
Other museum features include contemporary artistic commissions, a courtyard cafe in a hidden garden, a bookshop and a 24-hour a day in-house digital radio station broadcasting readings, discussions, radio plays and other material.
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