About the Exhibition
Featuring objects from key collections at National Museums NI, and from partners across the island, this exhibition offered a view of the events up to and around partition and the formation of Northern Ireland.
There were over 200 objects on display which included a series of portraits by Sir John Lavery including one of John Redmond, on loan from the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and a portrait of James Craig, the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
Interactive displays in the exhibition included a large-scale visitor controlled projection asking the public to contribute their voice around some of the issues they felt were most important as we move into the future.
Also a resource to support the Key Stage 3 History Curriculum in Northern Ireland, the content deals directly with the causes and consequences of partition and how it has impacted our lives today, one of the subject’s statutory requirements. Most of the imagery on display through the website can be used to support teaching of the topics up to and including Key Stage 4.