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Ulster Museum gets Fired up as Ancient Cannons Return

Published: 15 May 2009

The Ulster Museum welcomed back its first objects recently as two 16th-century Spanish cannons were returned to a rejuvenated Ulster Museum.

Pictured are Siobhan, National Museums Northern Ireland's Head of Collection Care with Kevin Roberts and Ian Henn from Mainmast Conservation.Pictured left are Siobhan, National Museums Northern Ireland's Head of Collection Care with Kevin Roberts and Ian Henn from Mainmast Conservation.

 

 

 

The arrival of the cannons marks the beginning of a six-month installation programme at the Museum, when thousands of objects will be returning to the display galleries. The cannons' arrival follows completion this month of the main construction phase of the £17.2m redevelopment project.

The landmark project has created an additional 1,225 sq metres of public space and has entirely transformed the iconic tourist attraction which will reopen at the end of October.

 

Media contact: Kathryn Kirk, JPR, kathryn.kirk@jprni.com or +44 (0) 28 9076 0066

 

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