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City life: museums and community regeneration   

21 October | 00:00 - 23:59

Irish Museums Association and Ulster University

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The Irish Museums Association presented the free seminar, City Life: Museums and Community Regeneration', at Ulster University, Belfast on Friday 21 October 2016, presented under the Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Rural, Regional and Gaeltacht Affairs

'City Life: Museums and Community Regeneration' examined how museums use their collections and services to address social issues and reflect underrepresented communities, where all sections of society can have a voice.

In particular, 'City Life: Museums and Community Regeneration' looked at the relationship that museums and heritage sites have with communities that have traditionally faced significant socio-economic challenges.

The Seminar presented and explored through a series of talks, practical examples and a site visit, some of the methodologies used in public history-making within the museum to safeguard and ensure that the legacy of the past is not lost in the context of rapidly evolving communities.

City Life: Museums and Community Regeneration was organised by The Irish Museums Association in association with Ulster University, the content of the seminar was developed by Professor Elizabeth Crooke, Ulster University; Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, University College Dublin; Gina O'Kelly, Irish Museums Association; and William Blair, National Museums Northern Ireland.


Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Museum and Heritage Studies, School of Creative Arts & Technologies, Ulster University

Paddy Gilmore, Director of Learning and Partnerships, National Museums Northern Ireland

Siobhan McCarthy, Learning and Inclusion Manager, Titanic Belfast

Dr Tom Maguire, Coordinator, Exploring Heritage module, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies MA, and Senior Lecturer, Theatre Studies, Ulster University

Dr Phillip McDermott, Lecturer, School of Sociology & Applied Social Studies, Ulster University

Site Visit, Ulster Museum - An opportunity to view and discuss practical applications of topics under discussion.


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