Exhibition Design at United Nations Buildings in Geneva and New York

November 20th, 2023

Minister Catherine Martin opened a major exhibition designed by John McLaughlin Architects and New Graphic to mark the centenary of Ireland joining the League of Nations, heralding its arrival on the world stage. The exhibition which was commissioned and curated by the National Archives of Ireland in collaboration with historians from the Royal Irish Academy on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is titled ‘On an Equal Footing with All, Ireland at the League of Nations 1923-1946.’ It marks the centenary of Ireland’s membership of the League of Nations, the first worldwide state-level political organisation, created in the aftermath of the First World War. Ireland joined the League on 10 September 1923, and did so to emphasise that it was a sovereign state and an autonomous actor in world affairs. League membership was an essential part of independent Ireland’s first steps on the international stage. This commemoration is the final flagship event for the Irish Government’s Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme.

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