Exhibition: Voices of ’68 - 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights 1968-2018 (ends 15 December)

9:00am - 5:00pm / Tuesday 20th November 2018 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Exhibition / Category: Department
  • Admission: Free entry, no registration required.
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This exhibition runs from 20 November to 15 December. The Galleries are open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

For directions please visit the VG&M website.

1968: a pivotal year, and not just for Northern Ireland. National Museums NI’s new exhibition encourages a fresh look at this crucial period in Northern Ireland’s history. It is told in the words of some of those most directly involved at the time.

The project has involved producing filmed testimonies that widen the framework of public memory, supported by contemporary collecting, public programming and the development of new learning resources. Dealing with the legacy of the past is the principal challenge facing Northern Irish society and the cause of the conflict remains a highly contested political issue. Revisiting 1968 challenges assumptions about the inevitability of conflict and opens opportunities for creative dialogue around issues of human rights and political reform that continue to resonate with contemporary relevance.

The Voices of '68 exhibition includes access to augmented reality video footage and will encourage visitors to reflect and contribute their thoughts and opinions.

An interactive iBook has been developed by the Nerve Centre to accompany the Voices of '68 exhibition, allowing users to watch video content used throughout the exhibition and to explore galleries of images. Download the resource for free from Apple's iBooks Store.