The Photo Album of Ulster

Friday 8 May – Saturday 27 June 2015
Scott family picnic, Donegal 1930s © Scott Family / Photo Album of Ulster | The Photo Album of Ulster | Friday 8 May – Saturday 27 June 2015 | Donegal County Museum

Opening Reception Friday 8 May at 1pm

Donegal County Museum and Gallery of Photography invite you to the launch of The Photo Album of Ulster exhibition.

The exhibition presents a selection of photographs generously contributed by a number of families from Ulster and features the album collections of Revd. Dr. Eric Scott from Ramelton, Donegal and families from across the counties of Ulster. An archival scanning event will take place after the exhibition launch.

The Photo Album of Ulster is an archival research project inviting people from diverse communities across the nine counties of Ulster to digitally share their family photographs, preserving this important material culture for future generations. This emerging archive records ordinary and extraordinary histories, exploring themes of identity, social conditions, migration and effects of conflict.

The Photo Album of Ulster is a Gallery of Photography Ireland project funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund, Gallery of Photography and Monaghan Heritage and Arts Office. The Photo Album of Ulster is a Gallery of Photography Ireland project. It is the new phase of the Photo Album of Ireland Archival Project  organised in partnership with our touring partners and funded by the Arts Council Touring Award, Gallery of Photography and Monaghan County Heritage and Arts Office.

Presented as part of Remote Photo – a new festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context. Based in Donegal, on the North Western periphery of Ireland (and Europe), the festival is an invitation to the photographic community to come together in a unique location, away from the usual distractions of large urban areas, but with its own bedrock of resilient artistic endeavour. Join us for the first edition, 7 – 10 May 2015 or visit  www.remotefestival.com

Image: Scott family picnic, Donegal 1930s © Scott Family / Photo Album of Ulster
Friday 8 May – Saturday 27 June 2015
Donegal County Museum
High Road, Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Telephone: +353 74 912 4613
museum@donegalcoco.ie

 
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