Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Event Details

The Troubles and Beyond exhibition space July 2024 (Photo: Andrew Proctor)

The Troubles and Beyond exhibition space July 2024 (Photo: Andrew Proctor)


Rotating exhibition:The Troubles and Beyond
Description: The history of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s onwards has been dominated by the civil and political conflict commonly referred to as 'the Troubles'. The events of the years after 1968 touched almost everyone who lived here and many others from further afield. Inevitably, the interpretation of these events is contested in terms of their significance, meaning, and responsibility. While we have a shared past, we do not have a shared memory.

"The Troubles and Beyond" exhibition at the Ulster Museum seeks to provide a platform for conversation and debate about our recent past. It explores politics and conflict and the impact of both on everyday life, people and communities. It powerfully examines our recent past through a remarkable range of objects reflecting diverse perspectives and experiences.

Irene MacWilliam's portrait has been specially commissioned by Conflict Textiles from artist Helen Perry to have on display next to Irene’s 1966 piece Peace Quilt - Common Loss The two textiles on display are from Northern Ireland and use textile language. They are fully documented in Conflict Textiles digital archive.

This display is a satellite of the Conflict Textiles retrospective exhibition Threads of Empowerment: Conflict Textiles' International Journey at the Ulster Museum, Belfast (June 2024 - March 2025). For more information please visit our Summary page.

Details of the inaugural and subsequent exhibitions are available at The Troubles and Beyond 30 March 2018 - 30 March 2019.
Commissioned by: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date(s): 18th June 2024 - 31st March 2025
Venue: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Curator: Karen Logan
Facilitator: Roberta Bacic and Karen Logan

Documents: • Leaflet: Threads of Empowerment & Satellites - view

Textiles Displayed:Peace Quilt - Common Loss
Irene MacWilliam