Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present.
Take 8,000 square metres of galleries, add rich collections of art, archaeology, local history and natural sciences, mix them with a constantly changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events, and you have all the ingredients for a fascinating voyage of discovery. From ancient Ireland to the South Pacific, from masterpieces of modern art to rare flowers, the Museum is a window to the north of Ireland and a window on the world.
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Remembering 1916: Your Stories
- 25 March 2016 — 19 March 2017 *on now
The mythology surrounding the Easter Rising will be explored in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Northern Ireland. Remembering 1916; Your Stories focuses on community stories of the Easter Rising as well as other events of 1916 globally. Using uniforms and many objects on display for the first time, the exhibition also focuses on commemoration of 1916 anniversaries and the legacy of these events.
- Any age
Lunchtime Lecture: Dr Nuala Johnson - “Ireland, the Great War and the Spaces of Remembrance”
- 2 November 2016 1-2pm
This lecture will focus on the commemoration of the Great War in Ireland. It will explore the complex relationship between social memory and space in the representation of the war. In addition, it will consider how Irish efforts to collectively remember the Great War were constantly in dialogue with issues surrounding the national question, and the memorials themselves bore witness to these tensions and ambiguities.
Nuala Johnson is a historical geographer based at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her research interests include the relationships between identity politics and representation. Cambridge University Press published her book, “Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance” in 2003.
- Any age
Free event. Booking essential. Book online at www.nmni.com/1916
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