About the Exhibition
With the tagline 'Don't Believe the Stereotype', the exhibition takes a playfully provocative approach, and includes the famous 'Differences' blackboard from the hit TV series Derry Girls, which goes on public display for the first time.
The blackboard sits alongside a new interactive installation, inspired by the iconic prop, that will test visitors' preconceptions and challenge traditional stereotypes.
Objects from National Museums NI collections on display intend to offer a glimpse into how identities have been, and continue to be, shaped in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Key highlights include a Gaelic League bannerette from Hannahstown; Sir Edward Carson’s court uniform as Solicitor General Great Britain and Ireland; 'We should all be Feminists' T-Shirt by Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri; an Our Planet Our Rights poster from the Fridays for Future climate strike demonstrations and a map of Gaelic East Belfast from Turas.
Visitors will also interact with the stories of real people across Northern Ireland and border counties, collected from participants of Making the Future engagement programmes and brought to life through animations by BAFTA nominated artist John McCloskey.