The Ulster Museum is to host an iconic poppy installation
This commemorates those who were killed in the First World War. Visitors to the Ulster Museum will be greeted by the sight of thousands of cascading ceramic poppies next year. The museum will be the venue for the 'Weeping Window' art piece, following a joint proposal by National Museums Northern Ireland and the Belfast International Arts Festival. It arrives as part of a UK-wide tour organised by arts body 14-18 NOV. The full installation was originally showcased at the Tower of London in 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, in honour of every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War. 'Weeping Window’ is a cascade of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies that pours from a window or other point high above the ground and has been created by Derby-based artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.
It is part of a series of presentations of the sculpture on show at different locations around Britain which will continue touring until 2018. The installation, entitled 'Weeping Window' is a collaboration between artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper and commemorates lives lost in the First World War. National Museums Northern Ireland and the Belfast International Arts Festival successfully bid to host the piece, which will be in place at the museum between 14 October and 3 December 2017. Communities Minister Paul Givan greeted the news, saying "I am delighted to learn of the success of the bid". He said it was "a first for Northern Ireland and presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase what is a powerful and moving sculpture and a deserving tribute to those who suffered from the loss of loved ones a hundred years ago".