50 years ago this year, the white stone and Belfast brick of the old Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, which first opened in 1929, was fused with smooth grey concrete forms to create the iconic original that stands today.
Since 1972, the Ulster Museum has provided a platform for bold new perspectives. Ulster Museum has continued to offer a global perspective throughout the last five decades. We’ve shone a light on our shared treasures and made space for diverse voices to be heard. At the same time, we’ve encouraged people to look out to the world beyond, bringing everything from dinosaurs to Da Vincis here for everyone to enjoy.
“The 50th anniversary is an important reminder of the role that the Ulster Museum has played, and will continue to play, in our society."
Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive, National Museums NI