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Charles Duggan :- 14 Henrietta Street – the making of a museum


From splendid Georgian beginnings to squalid tenement dwellings, the 14 Henrietta street museum seeks to interpret and exhibit Dublin’s rich and chequered social history through the stories and shifting fortunes of its residents. Built as a townhouse for the members of Dublin’s ruling elite, 14 Henrietta Street was divided into 19 tenement flats in 1877, with some 100 people living under its roof by 1911. It remained a tenement house until the last families left in the late 1970s.

About the Speaker

Charles Duggan is heritage officer for Dublin City Council where his work is focused on collaborative practice to devise and implement cultural heritage infrastructure projects, new research and surveys on aspects of Dublin’s architectural, social and cultural histories, and dissemination of this work to a broad audience. Most recently Charles has led the development of the Tenement Museum Dublin, which brings to a conclusion a ten-year long project to rescue, conserve and reuse 14 Henrietta Street. Other current projects include the conservation of Saint Luke’s Graveyard, the Coombe, which opens later this year, and Dublin-focused research projects on 20th century architecture, Decorative Plasterwork, and the Wide Streets Commissioners. Recently completed projects include the County Dublin Archaeological GIS project and the Medieval Dublin Online project.



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