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Lights, Camera, Museum!

A series of short films offering a a whistle stop taster tour of differing museums, interviewing the expert curators and showcasing key exhibits and items.

08 March 2021

Recently the NI Museums Council was approached by documentary filmmaker Lawrence Eagling of Swimming Head Productions, about showcasing local museums and their treasures. As the ongoing lockdown has forced all museums to temporarily close their doors, this project aims to share their treasures online, reaching out to those unable to visit and encouraging footfall when restrictions allow. Funding has been granted to Swimming Head Productions by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and so filming across four museums aims to begin straight away! The final short films (each around five minutes in length), will offer a whistle stop taster tour of differing museums, interviewing the expert curators and showcasing key exhibits and items. The films will be completed and released at the end of March, and will be freely available to view online across many social media platforms, including the Swimming Head Productions YouTube page. For further information and updates, you can follow along on twitter and Instagram @Swimming_Head, or check out the website www.swimminghead.co.uk