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Sound & Visual Media Archive



The Museum's Sound Archive is the only purpose-built facility of its type in Northern Ireland. The archive reflects the activities not only of museum staff in the areas of folklife and transport, but also the work of other interested persons. Recordings relating to transport, industry, crafts, folklore, language, traditional music and song are only a few of the topics embraced.

Oral history interviews are drawn from a wide cross-section of the local community and often give detailed accounts of cultural and historical value.

Today the collection continues to grow, through professional recordings in the museum's studio and on location, or by projects involving external individuals or groups.

In addition to sound recording, the museum now video records activity that we feel will be of long term historical value, or perhaps short term interest in relation to some current exhibitions. Some of this material is available to view on our YouTube channel.
 

Staff contact: Peter Carson, Audio Technical Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9042 8428


 



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The Living Linen Collection is based on an oral history project set up in 1995 to record recollections of the linen industry in Northern Ireland. Between 1999 and 2002, the Heritage Lottery Fund provided a grant to support recording of information from people involved in the industry. T...

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Moving image archive Moving image archive
In addition to still images the museum has collected moving images in the form of film over the years. This material is currently being digitised to enable researchers to view this historical portal to our past. In collaboration with Northern Ireland Screen the museum is an access point...

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BBC Northern Ireland archive BBC Northern Ireland archive
The BBC Northern Ireland Community Archive holds material broadcast and collected by the BBC from 1924 to the present day. It is a valuable source of information on the life and culture of Ulster. At present the archive holds: over 8,000 radio programmes; 500 cans of film; ove...

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RTÉ Raidió Na Gaeltachta RTÉ Raidió Na Gaeltachta
The RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta sound archive consists of material originally broadcast by RTÉ from its Doiri Beaga studios in County Donegal between 1972 and 2012. This is an Irish language facility, dedicated to serving and reflecting the way of life of Donegal Gaeltacht. Its 2,000 hours of pro...

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