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  • NIMC is moving

    31 July 2015

    After 12 years at Crescent Gardens in Belfast, NIMC is relocating its offices to Cultra at the beginning of August. We shall be moving at the end of next week and the new office will be fully operational from 10th August. NIMC will continue to use the same web and e-mail addresses and the telephone number is unchanged– 028 90 550215. Our new postal address will be: Northern Ireland Museums Council 153 Bangor Road Holywood Co Down BT18 0EU

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    Heritage Lottery Fund grants £2.37 million to Enniskillen Castle

    03 December 2014

    Enniskillen Castle is to be transformed into a world class heritage attraction, thanks to a £2.37million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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  • National Museums, Northern Ireland awarded £370 for 'Collecting the Troubles and beyond by HLF

    03 December 2014

    NMNI are one of a number of UK museums to recieve the Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures grant which allows curators to go shopping.

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    £11.5M Lottery Grant To Transform the HMS Caroline

    03 December 2014

    HMS Caroline, the last surviving vessel which fought in the 1916 Battle of Jutland is to be transformed into a museum with a £11.5m grant from the HLF.

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  • IMA Forums: Industrial and Working Collections

    06 October 2014

    The IMA Forum: Industrial and Working Collections will be held at the Guinness Storehouse on Monday 6 October 2014.

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  • Appointment of a Chair of the Museum Accreditation Committee

    05 September 2014

    Arts Council England are looking to appoint a chair to lead the Museum Accreditation Committee who can bring recent and extensive experience of museum management at a senior level and a broad understanding of the role and purpose of museums.

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  • Collections Trust launches Going Digital Conference

    01 September 2014

    A new one-day conference to help museums improve their basic use of computers and the Internet has been launched by the Collections Trust as part of its major Going Digital Programme, which is supported by Arts Council England.

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  • Historic Royal Palaces appoints Head of Hillsborough Castle

    01 September 2014

    Historic Royal Palaces has appointed Patricia Corbett as Head of Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity also responsible for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House and Kew Palace, took over the management of Hillsborough Castle from the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) in April.

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    Exciting new community engagement project at Mid-Antrim Museums Service

    19 August 2014

    The importance of built heritage, history and their connected stories is significant in regional identity. The way we see these sites and landmarks can instil a sense of place in a community and individual locality.

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    Accreditation for Carrickfergus Museums

    13 August 2014

    Carrickfergus Museum, located at Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre and the Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre have both been awarded Full Accreditation in July 2014. Further information on both museums can be found at http://www.carrickfergus.org/tourism/museum/. A new learning programme involving a Walking Tour of Medieval Carrick was piloted by Carrickfergus Museum earlier this year and will be one of the presentation's at NIMC's 'Spilling the Beans' event on 23rd Sept in the Somme Heritage Centre. Full details of this event are available at http://www.nimc.co.uk/news/article/224/.

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    Welcome for President Higgins to Armagh Public Library

    12 August 2014

    The Very Revd Gregory Dunstan, Keeper of Armagh Public Library, welcomed President and Mrs Higgins to Armagh Public Library on the final part of their visit to Armagh. Archbishop Richard Clarke, as Chairman of the Library's Governors and Guardians, met the President in the Library's Long Room, along with Library staff and volunteers.  

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    Spilling the Beans - 23rd Sept 2014

    06 August 2014

    This free session at the Somme Heritage Centre will be an opportunity to hear from four speakers on a range of local museum projects, highlighting achievements and sharing 'tales of the unexpected.' There will be a chance to network, build partnerships and discuss new ideas and activities which you can take back to your own museum.

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  • Museums, Money and Medals Network

    05 August 2014

    The Museums, Money and Medals Network is an Arts Council funded project that exists to build and develop relationships between UK museums with coin, medal and banknote collections. Many local museums face a problem in this field in that there are very few specialist curators with in-depth knowledge working with these collections at the moment. This project seeks to address this by encouraging people to work together on a regional as well as national level to share knowledge and expertise.

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    Milford House Museum Acquires RSA Paintngs

    18 July 2014

    Milford House Museum is delighted to announce the acquisition of four old master studio paintings from Royal Scottish Academy.  In 2011 Milford Buildings Preservation Trust the governing body of Milford House Museum expressed interest in acquiring the paintings which Royal Scottish Academy were disposing of as part of deaccessioning process  to rationalise their collection.  However as Milford House Museum was at that time a provisionally accredited museum, Royal Scottish Academy generously offered the paintings on long-term loan until such times as Milford House Museum received full Accreditation and then they would be gifted to the Trust.

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  • Museums awarded Full Accreditation

    12 March 2014

    Congratulations to the following local museums who have been awarded the status of Full Accreditation on 6th March 2014 - Newry & Mourne Museum, Fermanagh County Museum, North Down Museum, The F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, The Inniskillings Museum, The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum and The Royal Ulster Rifles Museum.

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