Inclusive Global Histories is the start of a journey that Ulster Museum is taking towards decolonisation, diversity and inclusion.
Through this exhibition, Ulster Museum is re-evaluating its World Cultures collection, to better understand the complex global stories of some 4,500 items – how and why they came to be in Northern Ireland, the ways in which they connect to our audiences and what the options might be for these items in the future.
Working in partnership with others, Ulster Museum is re-examining its collections and sites and seeking to address racism and exclusionary practices. The aim is to help highlight and redress the injustices of the past and face up to uncomfortable truths. Through Inclusive Global Histories, Ulster Museum will bring marginalised voices and stories to the fore, exchange ideas, and learn from others to encourage mutual respect and understanding.
The exhibition is divided into three sections;
- Telling stories from the past
- Challenging our present
- Shaping our future
Special thanks to partners, African Caribbean Support Organisation of Northern Ireland (ACSONI), Belfast Multi-Cultural Association of Northern Ireland (BMCA), Active Citizens Engaged (ACE), Digital Benin, Devolving Restitution, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB