Object of the month – April 2019

Object of the month – April 2019

Blitz Memorial by artist Carolyn Mulholland.

The Blitz Memorial is a mix of planks and people. The criss-cross of planks represent the destruction caused by war, while the sharp edges symbolise chaos. The figures in outline represent those who have been killed. They include an orphan and a mother who has lost her baby. The complete figures in black are the living people who have been left behind to bring order out of chaos.

Each year around the anniversary of the 1941 air raids, we lay a wreath on this memorial to remember the lives lost in Northern Ireland during the Belfast Blitz.

Visit the museum to view the memorial and to view our other artworks that help tell the story of Northern Ireland in the Second World War.

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