Photo Album of Ulster exhibition at Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny – launch of new phase

Photo Album of Ulster exhibition at Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny – launch of new phase

The Photo Album of Ulster exhibition was launched by Minister Joe McHugh T.D. on Friday 8th May 2015 at Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal, High Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal. Donegal County Museum is part of the Cultural Services Division, Donegal County Council.

Minister Joe McHugh (left), Sue Scott, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Trish Lambe and Dermot Scott

Minister Joe McHugh (left), Sue Scott, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Trish Lambe and Dermot Scott

About the exhibition: The Photo Album of Ulster is an archival research project inviting people from diverse communities across the nine counties of Ulster to digitally share their family photographs, preserving this important material culture for future generations. This emerging archive records ordinary and extraordinary histories, exploring themes of identity, social conditions, migration and effects of conflict. The exhibition presents a selection of photographs generously contributed by a number of families from Ulster and features the album collections of Revd. Dr. Eric Scott from Ramelton, Donegal and families from across the counties of Ulster. The archive will continue to build – an archival scanning event will take place after the exhibition launch.

Conlon family visiting the Gettysburg Memorial to the Fighting Irish Brigade in Pennsylvania, U.S.

Conlon family visiting the Gettysburg Memorial to the Fighting Irish Brigade in Pennsylvania, U.S.

The Photo Album of Ulster is a Gallery of Photography Ireland project funded by 
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund, 
Gallery of Photography and Monaghan Heritage and Arts Office

The Photo Album of Ulster is a Gallery of Photography Ireland project.
It is the new phase of the Photo Album of Ireland Archival Project  organised in partnership with our touring partners and funded by the Arts Council Touring Award, Gallery of Photography and Monaghan County Heritage and Arts Office.

Presented as part of Remote Photo  Festival

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The Photo Album of Ulster is the latest phase of the Photo Album of Ireland archival research project – funded by a grant for the Dept. of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Great . This phase focsssed ion the family albums of people from across Ulster. The heritage experts in Donegal County Museum and Monaghan Heritage Office invited a range of individuals to contribute to the project. People were invited to  digitally share their family photographs, preserving this important material culture for future generations. This emerging, democratic archive explores themes of identity, changing social conditions, emigration and effects of conflict.

The exhibition in Donegal County Museum was opened by Minister Joe McHugh, Dept of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht. Local contributors from the Scott, Law and Roulston families were invited to attend. Scanning sessions and tours of the exhibition took place throughout the run of the exhibition.

Special thanks to Hilary Rouslton, Robin Law, Dermot Scott and to the wonderful team at Donegal County Museum – Judith McCarthy and Caroline Carr.

 

Young man injured by a rubber bullet, Belfast 1972

Image: Man injured by Rubber Buller c1970 © Peter McKee archive