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Tue, 04 Feb


Down County Museum

PEACE IV Sir Hans Sloane and Museums

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme,managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

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PEACE IV Sir Hans Sloane and Museums
PEACE IV Sir Hans Sloane and Museums

Time & Location

04 Feb 2020, 19:00 – 28 Apr 2020, 21:00

Down County Museum, The Mall, English St, Downpatrick BT30 6AH, UK

About the event

PEACE IV Course : Preserving or Plundering ?: Sir Hans Sloane to Modern Museums. 

This PEACE IV funded project is seeking to recruit 20-30 interested participants from throughout the community.The course will run from February to April 2020 and be based in Down County Museum.Participants should be resident within the NMDDC Council area and able to commit to the requirements of the entire 26-hour PEACE IV Course. 

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                    This cross-community project will focus on the impact of Sir Hans Sloane on the development of museums and collections. A key component of this course will be increasing understanding of cultural diversity and how this has been reflected in museums. It will examine attitudes to collecting and interpreting cultural artefacts from around the world. 

  The course will give participants free access to a series of three study visits to the Ulster Museum (The Troubles Gallery), The Robinson Library and Armagh Museum and The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. 

Lectures will include talks on Sir Hans Sloane’s early life in Killyleagh; Hans Sloane, the Physician and Scientist; Hans Sloane’s links to the British Museum with video tour of the Enlightenment Gallery, as well as talks and workshops on issues facing modern museums and collecting and preserving the past.

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