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NIWM on C2K Newsdesk

Have you spotted any familiar faces on C2K Newsdesk recently?

We were so excited to get dressed up in our 1940s outfits and record a programme all about rationing with Amelia as part of their new World War 2 series.

Watch it online via the C2K portal or here on our website: C2K Newsdesk - World War 2 Rationing

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The American Red Cross in Northern Ireland during the Second World War

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In advance of US80, we were pleased to accept the timely donation in December 2021 of a large American flag that was flown from the American Red Cross Club on Chichester Street, Belfast.

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Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2022

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We're excited to be taking part in Kids in Museums annual Takeover Day 2022.

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Arts Council NI Grant

We are delighted to announce that the NIWM has been awarded a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Arts & Older People Programme.

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New Acquisition - Firemen, After the Blitz, Belfast

The NI War Memorial is very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Firemen, After the Blitz, Belfast by local artist William Conor.

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Belfast Blitz Commemorations 2023

In April and May 2023, the Northern Ireland War Memorial marked the anniversaries of the air raids on Northern Ireland with three commemorations. Members of the public were invited to attend to pay their respects and to remember those who were killed as a result of enemy action in April and May 1941.

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Saving Sheila the Elephant

On Saturday 22 April 2023, NIWM marked Earth Day with the opening of a new exhibition, Saving Sheila the Elephant; a collection of artworks created by local primary school children in Belfast who have participated in a project funded by #TheWildEscape and supported by the Northern Ireland Museums Council.

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AGM 2023

In June 2023, we hosted our AGM with trustees, council members and invited guests. We reflected on 2022 which was a busy and successful year for the NIWM.


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Book Launch of 'The American Red Cross in Northern Ireland'

On Thursday 14 September 2023, the Northern Ireland War Memorial hosted the book launch of The American Red Cross in Northern Ireland during the Second World War, a Northern Ireland War Memorial publication by Clive Moore.

On Friday 1 December 2023, the NIWM hosted a second launch of the same title at the Guildhall in Derry/Londonderry.

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NIWM visit to Killymoon Castle

Every year the museum organises an away-day for Trustees and Staff, and this year, Killymoon Castle was the chosen location as it was home to US soldiers from the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airbourne Division from 1943-44.

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Five Ways to Wellbeing on World Mental Health Day

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Accreditation

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Armistice 2023

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Book Launch of 'Honouring the Fallen and Serving the Living'

On Thursday 16 November 2023, the Northern Ireland War Memorial hosted the launch of Honouring the Fallen and Serving the living; The History of the Northern Ireland War Memorial, a Northern Ireland War Memorial publication by Michael Burns.

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