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MENII Memories, MENII Voices
AHRC IAA Leading Impact project

Emma Reisz and Briony Widdis

‘MENII Memories, MENII Voices’ (MMMV) is a public engagement project to create a website aimed at general audiences. The website will explore Northern Ireland’s entanglement with global histories of colonialism and imperialism by sharing interview extracts and artistic responses by individuals from across Northern Ireland’s diverse communities.

MMMV will showcase social and community heritage as well as participant contributions which reflect on the interactions of Northern Irish identities, memories and objects. The MMMV project is intended to promote understanding of intersecting themes of shared futures, diversity, and the decolonisation of heritage in Northern Ireland, and aims to amplify community voice in understanding how colonial and imperial histories relate to contemporary society in Northern Ireland. MMMV is in partnership with ArtsEkta, a multi-award winning cultural organisation that works to develop intercultural relationships at the heart of the community. ArtsEkta emphasises inclusivity, creativity and openness in all aspects of society, and is a pioneer in the development of intercultural arts for Northern Ireland.

MMMV builds on the researchers’ previous ESRC research project ‘Museums, Empire and Northern Irish Identity’: https://go.qub.ac.uk/meniiproject
Short titleMMMV
AcronymR1805HAP
StatusActive
Effective start/end date06/01/2023 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords

  • community heritage
  • heritage decolonisation
  • Ireland and empire
  • difficult histories
  • museum decolonisation
  • shared society
  • autoethnography
  • participant autoethnography
  • Northern Ireland communities

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