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"The AAM represents more than 30,000 museum professionals, institutions and corporate partners serving the museum field and is the lead organization for museums in the United States," the release noted.
“We are honored to receive this award from the AAM and delighted that the quality and scholarship of the Folios are being recognized by our peer institutions,” said Grace Brady, executive director ofIreland’s Great Hunger Museum, also in the release.
"The museum’s Famine Folio series are a unique resource for students, scholars, researchers and general readers. The essays are interdisciplinary in nature, and make available new research in Famine studies by internationally established scholars in history, art history, cultural theory, media history, political economy, literature and music. They are richly illustrated with works from the museum and related collections."
Photo by Helen Bennett
Also in the release: these award-winning authors and titles were published in fall 2015 and are available for purchase atwww.ighm.org.L. Perry Curtis Jr., “Notice to Quit: The Great Irish Famine Evictions”; Michael Foley, “Death in Every Paragraph: Journalism & the Great Irish Famine”; Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, “I mBéal an Bháis: The Great Famine & the Language Shift in Nineteenth-centuryIreland”; and Robert Smart, “Black Roads: The Famine in Irish Literature.”
Further, "the third series of Famine Folios will be released in October, 2016. The authors and titles are: Angela Bourke, “Voices Underfoot: Memory, Forgetting, and Oral Verbal Art”; Tadhg Foley, “Death by Discourse? Political Economy and the Great Irish Famine”; Paschal Mahoney, “Grim Bastilles of Despair: The Poor Law Union Workhouses inIreland”; Mick Moloney, “Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Leaving and Arriving” (including CD); and Vincent Woods, “Leaves of Hungry Grass: Poetry andIreland’s Great Hunger.”
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum reopens to the public onNov. 2. The museum’s hours are:Wednesday, Friday and Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Thursday10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday1 to 5 p.m.Admission is free.
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