Ulster Museum 50
Since 1972, the Ulster Museum has provided a platform for bold new perspectives.
50 years ago, the white stone and Belfast brick of the old Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, which first opened in 1929, were fused with smooth grey concrete forms to create the iconic original that stands today.
The new museum offered a global perspective at a very dark time in our local history. Across the past five decades, we’ve shone a light on our shared treasures and made space for diverse voices to be heard. At the same time, we’ve encouraged people to look out to the world beyond – bringing everything from dinosaurs to da Vincis here for everyone to enjoy.
Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive at National Museums NI, said: “...The 50th anniversary is an important reminder of the role that the Ulster Museum has played, and will continue to play, in our society..."
For the Ulster Museum's 50th Anniversary, we've made three exhibitions that embody this enduring spirit: