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Global Voices Local Choices Showcase

L-R: Inna Shynkevich a participant from the Armagh Robinson Library & No5 Vicar’s Hill group; Kate Nicholl, MLA; Agrippa Njanina, Project Engagement Officer, National Museums NI; Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive, National Museums NI; Rev Dr Livingstone Thompson, Chairperson, ACSONI; Eva Lynch, Development Officer at NI Museums Council; and Ali Mursi, a participant from the Ulster Museum group.

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Artwork from The Linen Hall's Wild Escape event.

Queer Possibility

In Person Training at the NI War Memorial

NI War Memorial. Photography by Neil Keery

Museum Trends Survey 2022-23 Update

Call for Museum Impact Statements

Ballymoney Museum. Photography by Neil Keery


NI Museums Council

We are a registered charity and non-departmental public body that supports and develops the local museum sector in Northern Ireland through:

  • Accreditation
  • Grant aid
  • Training & skills development
  • Research
  • Networking events
  • Guidance & professional support
  • Advocacy
  • Sectoral programming
  • Developing strategic partnerships
An Overview

Latest updates and news

Global Voices Local Choices Celebration at Stormont

November 2, 2023
The project based on museums, diversity, and community input to decolonisation was celebrated at...
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Improving access at Newry and Mourne Museum

October 20, 2023
Easy Read Gallery Guides Launched at Newry and Mourne Museum Thanks to Museum Connect...
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MENII Memories, MENII Voices Workshop

October 2, 2023
CHESTER BEATTY, DUBLIN. FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER | 11:00 – 15:30 Irish Museums Association (IMA)...
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Student Placements

September 29, 2023
UU are currently looking for Expressions of Interest from potential host museums for their...
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Our Publications

From time to time NIMC undertakes research on various aspects of the museum sector in Northern Ireland. Visit our Resources Page to find some of the reports we have published in recent years.

The Linen Hall Library


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