Museum of Capitalism

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00
FREE
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

The Museum of Capitalism is an institution dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of capitalism. The Museum will open its inaugural exhibition in 2017 in Oakland, California. 

Representing the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team of curators, historians, economists, educators, writers, artists, and designers, the Museum strives to broaden public understanding of capitalism through multifaceted programs: exhibitions; research and publication; collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts related to capitalism; and commemorations, reenactments, and other events.

In this presentation, museum founders and curators will share some of the process behind the institution’s beginnings, as well as the controversies surrounding what some consider its untimely memorialization. Discussion will touch upon the writing of history, the art and politics of curating, institutions and artist-led critique, museums in the Anthropocene, and the challenges of exhibition-making in a “post-truth” era.

This event is organised as a collaboration with Science Gallery Dublin and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

The Museum's founders and curators are visiting in conjunction with Science Gallery Dublin’s ITL class which is currently sharing its research on Twitter at: #collapselab

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS FREE, UNTICKETED AND TAKES PLACE AT THE TRINITY LONG ROOM HUB.