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Order and Revolution Order and Revolution
British and Irish Art 1740-1840 from the Ulster Museum Collection.

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Loyalty or Rebellion? The Shifting Allegiances of 1798. Loyalty or Rebellion? The Shifting Allegiances of 1798.
At the end of the 18th century, after years of apparent peace in Ireland, the country erupted into a violent and bloody struggle. The 1798 rebellion, at the time frequently portrayed as an attempt by Catholics to uproot the Protestant authority, was a far more complex affair.

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Delving among Dinosaur Bones Delving among Dinosaur Bones
Delve among the dinosaur bones with Dr Mike Simms, Curator of Palaeontology.

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Lines of Thought Lines of Thought
To coincide with Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now (Fri 10 March 2017 - Sun 7 May 2017), a loan exhibition from the British Museum, this highlights tour pulls out drawings from the Ulster Museum collection.

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The Best of Health? The Best of Health?
A few key elements are vital for life. Quite a few more – often referred to as ‘trace elements’ - are needed in tiny amounts to ensure our continuing good health. But there are others that we really don’t want to find in our diet. These are the poisonous elements that, in some cases, can be lethal even in minute doses.

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The Prehistoric World of Neave Parker The Prehistoric World of Neave Parker
In 1989 the Ulster Museum bought seventeen of Parker’s original artworks for The Illustrated London News. This Collection Highlight Tour about Neave Parker shows some of this artwork and serves as a tribute to this gifted artist.

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The George Hackney Collection: The First World War in Photographs The George Hackney Collection: The First World War in Photographs
The George Hackney Collection comprises original photographs, lantern slides and three small diaries covering his time at war between 1915 and 1917. It provides a unique insight into the impact the First World War had on the life of a young Belfast man.

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From Garrison to Atlantic Port: Early-Modern Carrickfergus From Garrison to Atlantic Port: Early-Modern Carrickfergus
The port town of Carrickfergus has been the subject of archaeological examination for the best part of six decades.

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Capturing the World of the Forgotten Naturalist John Templeton (1766-1825) Capturing the World of the Forgotten Naturalist John Templeton (1766-1825)
This Collection Highlight Tour by Patricia Pyne is based on diaries written by the naturalist John Templeton between 1806-1825, when he lived at Cranmore, the historic family home in Malone, Belfast. It marks the 250th anniversary of his birth, and brings to light the extraordinary breadth and historical significance of the diaries.

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Forty Years of the Ulster Museum Costume Collection Forty Years of the Ulster Museum Costume Collection
The Ulster Museum costume collection was completely destroyed by a fire bomb in 1976. As a result, a new collection had to be established, using an innovative contemporary collection policy that has continued for over thirty years. This tour explores the current collection of contemporary and historical costume.

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Skulls Skulls
The shape of an animal’s skull and the arrangement and structure of its teeth have evolved over millions of years to suit what it eats.

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Celebrated Citizens of Belfast Celebrated Citizens of Belfast
This tour has been developed from an exhibition held in the Ulster Museum in 2006 as part of Belfast City Hall Centenary celebrations.

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75th Anniversary of the Belfast Blitz 75th Anniversary of the Belfast Blitz
When Belfast was targeted by German bombs during the Blitz attacks in 1941, the regular and auxiliary fire services fought bravely, combating the flames amidst damaged water supplies and large amounts of debris blocking the streets.

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1916 1916
1916 was the pivotal year of the war for Ireland because of events at home and abroad.

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Female Artists from the Ulster Museum Collection Female Artists from the Ulster Museum Collection
A selection of prominent female artists from the art collection.

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