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Championing the creative expression, voice & power of women.

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February 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote. It marked a significant moment when women became increasingly visible within public and political life.

To mark the year National Museums NI are celebrating the women in our collections through Hear Her Voice, an exciting year-long programme of exhibitions and events across the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park.

We will be looking deeper into the women in our collections and their stories so we can better represent their contribution to society and all their amazing achievements.

You’ll find details of the programme below and we’ll be updating it throughout the year.

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Collection Highlights

Hear Her Voice YouTube playlist

Art of the Troubles (2014) was a major retrospective of work by 50 Northern Irish artists based around the themes of conflict and resolution. The exhibition was developed in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and included many works from the collections of National Museums NI and the gifted Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection. A number of the exhibiting artists were interviewed, these included filmed interviews with women artists who discussed the impact of the Troubles on their work.

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National Museums NI celebrates women with year-long programme

National Museums NI launched its year-long programme entitled Hear Her Voice to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which was the first milestone in women’s journey to gain the right to vote.

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