What is an archive?

Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska explores some key ideas around archives and archival access.

Works Cited

"archive, n.". OED Online. June 2021. Oxford University Press. <> [accessed June 21, 2021]

National Library of Ireland, ‘National Library of Ireland Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2018–2021’ (Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 2018)

Rebecca Schneider, Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011)

Don't anticipate the ending Creative encounters with the Brian Friel Papers

This exhibition is an archive of an archive; and like all good archives, there is no right way to navigate it. Keep clicking on the things that interest you, and don’t worry if you get a little lost a long the way. If you do want to find your way back, check out the index in the menu.


Presented in partnership with the National Library of Ireland