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Organised by the RDS and financed by William Dargan, The Great Industrial Exhibition opened from the 12th of May 1853 and ran until 31st of October 1853. It attracted over one million visitors. This extraordinary event which took place on the grounds of Leinster House, the former headquarters of the RDS, was held to promote art and industry in Ireland. This exhibition, drawn from material held in the RDS Library and Archives, explores the role of the RDS in the organisation of the Dublin Great…
From the introduction of some the world’s earliest jumping courses to its continuing support of riders and breeders the Dublin Horse Show has been instrumental in the development of show jumping on a national and international level.This exhibition, drawn from material in the RDS Library & Archives, explores the history of show jumping at Dublin, along with some of the notable competitors who have taken part in the Show over its long and illustrious history.
A short presentation especially for National Heritage Week 2023. We take a brief look at the facts, fables and fibs that we have discovered about the RDS Art Collection during our rummage through the RDS Archives.
This year’s RDS Library & Archives Dublin Horse Show exhibition, Selling the Show: 154 Years of Promoting the Dublin Horse Show explores the role that advertising and marketing have played in the successful delivery of the Show from its beginnings in 1868 to the present day through images and text drawn from the RDS archives.
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Behind the Screens: Your backstage pass to the RDS Digital Archive. A small but beautiful exhibition especially for National Heritage Week 2022, funded by The Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022.
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To celebrate the centenary year of the publication of Joyce’s epic Ulysses, the RDS Library and Archives hosts the exhibition Ulysses Centenary: Joyce and some RDS links. The exhibition highlights how some of the events at the Society and people associated with it, impacted on the author and featured directly and indirectly in his work. The exhibition draws on and promotes the diverse resources available to Members and researchers available from RDS Library & Archives.
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Welcome to the RDS Library & Archives’ Exhibition of the RDS Art Collection, supported by The Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2021. The exhibition comprises highlights from the RDS’ collection of paintings, sculptures, trophies and scientific instruments and it will expand over time as more exhibits are added.
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This digital exhibition provides a visual record of 19thcentury horse and cattle breeds, through a series of images of prize winners from the RDS Spring, Horse and Winter Shows of 1899 and 1900. The exhibition images are taken from a set of two albums of platinum plate photographs commissioned by the RDS in 1899 and 1900. The albums were digitised in 2018 by Davison & Associates, as part of the RDS Library & Archives digitisation project.
The RDS Library & Archives welcomes you to the Digital Horse Show an online exhibition celebrating the Dublin Horse Show through its archives.