Image credits: Ian Maginess
The Library launched a small exhibition, Global Voices, Local Choices, to show the positive work which has been carried out by members of local Ukrainian families.
The exhibition will be on display until the end of September, including during European Heritage Open Days on Saturday 9 and the afternoon of Sunday 10 September 2023.
Not only are there objects on display, there are also letters which were written during the weekly sessions in the Library. The group was encouraged to write letters with reference to the object they had selected from the Ulster Museum and to the meaning of colours both here and in Ukraine.
The Global Voices, Local Choices Project was organised in partnership with National Museums Northern Ireland, the African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) and Northern Ireland Museums Council (NIMC), and funded by Esme Fairbairn Foundation.
Speaking on behalf of Armagh Robinson Library, the Library’s Assistant Keeper, Carol Conlin, said,
This has been such a worthwhile project. It has helped raise awareness of the Library as an accredited museum. It has enabled us to work with representatives from the National Museums Northern Ireland and to work once more with poet, Maria McManus. Above all, it has been a pleasure to work with local Ukrainian families and we thank them for their participation during six sessions. We also hope that the Library’s inscription, carved in Greek above the entrance door, and translated into English and Ukrainian as ‘the healing place of the soul’ and ‘Місце для зцілення душі’ will have made them feel truly welcome.