Remembering 1916

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The Remembering 1916: Your Stories exhibition forms a key part of our 1916 centenary programme. As well as featuring a diverse range of material from our own collection, it will also draw on a selection of community objects and stories collected through the Living Legacies First World War Engagement Centre.

1916 was the pivotal year of the war for Ireland because of events at home and abroad. The exhibition will acknowledge the importance of the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising as distinct events, but will also encourage visitor to make new connections and appreciate the impact of war and revolution on wider society.

The exhibition is divided into four main sections – ‘The Easter Rising’; ‘The Battle of the Somme’; ‘War and Society’; and ‘Legacy’. In addition to the range of artefacts on display there will be audio visual displays and an interactive touch-table which traces the course of the war and includes 3D scans, short films and interviews.

Led by Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with National Museums Northern Ireland, ‘Living Legacies 1914-18: From Past Conflict to Shared Future’ is one of five First World War Engagement Centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

A collaboration between community and academic researchers interested in how the First World War lives on in the twenty-first century world, Living Legacies was established in 2014 to help community-led First World War centenary research projects to achieve greater levels of impact, outreach and engagement beyond their immediate localities.

Over the past two years, Living Legacies' university and museum researchers have partnered with community-based networks and projects to explore the enduring legacies of the First World War, some of the results of which are presented here in this exhibition.

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Remembering 1916 Your Stories
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2016-04-04 # Museums (1916) Battle of the Somme Display
Battle of the Somme Gallery
2016-04-04 # Museums (1916) War and Society Display
War and Society Gallery

Mr. Ming who kindly donated a blood-stained booklet that belonged to Private Adam Stewart from Co. Londonderry he was sadly killed in the Battle of the Somme. The Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis has also put together a short video on the life of Adam Stewart and the role he played in the war.


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Mr. Ming Contributor of Blood-Stained Notebook