OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBTI+ History 2022

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18 March–10 April 2022

Fifteen cultural institutions, 24 days, 3 weeks, 39 exciting events and one amazing all-Ireland wide LGBTI+ Festival! 

Galleries, museums, libraries and archives across Ireland present OUTing the Past 2022: The International Festival of Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Trans History, an exciting celebration of events, talks, webinars and workshops which aims to provide a platform for previously overlooked LGBTI+ histories.

We'll be hosting a series of free events here at the National Gallery of Ireland on Saturday 26 March 2022 – find all the details below, or on our What's on calendar, and discover what all our partner venues have planned at the links below.

You can watch the live-stream of talks from here at the National Gallery of Ireland from 2pm on Saturday 26 March 2022: 

Livestream link: https://bit.ly/36qXKOz | Passcode: 530537


  Venue Date Location 
Kilmainham Gaol  Friday 18 March 2022 In person & online
Ulster Museum Saturday 19 March  In person
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland  Sunday 20 March Online
IMMA Wednesday 23 March  In person
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Thursday 24 March Online
IMMA  Friday 25 March In person
National Gallery of Ireland Saturday 26 March In person & online
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Sunday 27 March Online
IMMA Wednesday 20 March In person
Little Museum of Dublin Thursday 31 March Online
Hugh Lane Gallery Friday 1 April In person & online
Hugh Lane Gallery Saturday 2 April In person & online
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life Sunday 3 April In person & online
National Library of Ireland Monday 4 April Online
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tuesday 5 April Online
Chester Beatty Library Wednesday 6 April Online
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History  Thursday 7 April In person
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Friday 8 April Online
Museum of Free Derry Saturday 9 April In person
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Sunday 10 April Online

OUTing the Past at the National Gallery: