The Ulster Museum's Contemporary Collecting policy is focused on adding to the materials already acquired associated with paramilitary armies in N. Ireland post-1960, a balanced selection of which was displayed in 'Conflict: The Irish at War' exhibition from December 2003 until the museum's recent closure for refurbishment. These included materials (banners, plaques and a letter, October 1981, announcing the end of the hunger strikes in which 10 republican prisoners lost their lives) produced by loyalist and republican prisoners in Long Kesh/The Maze prison in the 1970s and 1980s, and also kindred material (such as a knitted mat) from Magilligan (County Londonderry) Prison in the 1970s.
Image: U.D.A. Banner produced by loyalist prisoners in Long Kesh/The Maze prison.
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