Connection & Division brings together collections acquired by Derry City Council Heritage & Museum Service, the Inniskillings Museum and Fermanagh County Museum Service.
supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the collection is situated at two sites: Enniskillen Castle Museums, Fermanagh and the Tower Museum, Derry/Londonderry. From 2012, Ireland is marking centenaries that witnessed the move for and against Home Rule, WWI, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence/Anglo-Irish War, Partition, civil war and the establishment of the border.
Connection & Division as an exhibition explores the impact of the wider events on the local landscape of the north western region of Ireland, highlighting hidden histories of people who lived through the upheavals and seeking to challenge some of the preconceptions held of the period today.
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By working together, the partnership between Derry City Council Heritage & Museum Service, the Inniskillings Museum and Fermanagh County Museum Service have been able to create a bigger project that tells a wider story of the experiences of life in the North West between 1910-1930. The emphases in the exhibition on themes of conflict, personal stories, society and transforming lives allows for a complex, interconnected, and diverse history to be shared and built upon rather than focusing only on traditional communal narratives.
Sarah McHugh at Fermanagh County Museum on 02866 325000 at or at the exhibition’s website