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Global Voices Local Choices Project

community engagement group with world cultures collection items

Community Engagement Opportunity

Applications are now open for expressions of interest to become one of 5 local Northern Irish museums to take part in the ‘Global Voices, Local Choices’ project. 

The ‘Global Voices, Local Choices’ project aims to bring diverse cultures and perspectives into NI local and national museums. The partners will be working to engage marginalised communities, availing them a fair opportunity for their community representatives to assert their right to make choices relating to National Museums NI’s World Cultures collections and how they are interpreted. The project will raise awareness and understanding of these collections, and how a decolonisation approach can be implemented in a fresh and inclusive way through creativity. The project will be a learning experience for all partners and participants.

The project is a partnership between the National Museums NI, African & Caribbean Support Organisation NI (@acsonibelfast), and the Northern Ireland Museums Council.

This is a great opportunity for local museums to further their work developing audiences, to present marginalised global voices and learn from the expertise within marginalised communities, as we seek to devise a new approach for connecting people with collections that have been under-utilised and poorly understood.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying please read and complete the Global Voices, Local Choices Overview and EOI Form.

Expression of interest applications are open until 4pm on Tuesday 31st May

For further information you can also contact eva.lynch@nimc.co.uk