26 Treasures

Northern Ireland’s most compelling treasure house, the Ulster Museum, is delighted to collaborate with 26. Writers, including poets Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon and Bernard MacLaverty, have been randomly paired with visual artists, such as Michael’s daughter, Sarah Longley, Peter Anderson and Ross Wilson. These creative partnerships have hustled, bustled and negotiated their way to creating personal responses to myriad of intriguing objects. You can discover exactly how and why they were inspired at the exhibition in The Belfast Room from 14th October.

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26 Treasures at the Ulster Museum
26 Treasures at the Ulster Museum Launches on 14 October 2011

Excitement is building at the Ulster Museum as final preparations are made for the grand opening of 26 Treasures at the Ulster Museum on Friday 14th October. Unlike other the other projects in Wales and Scotland, Northern Ireland are featuring visual as well as verbal responses to the Ulster Museum's most precious treasures.

14th century bog butter, an exquisite golden salamander pendant recovered from the Armada galleons and the famous Takabuti mummy dating back to the 7th century BC are just three of the objects that have inspired parings drawn from Northern Ireland's most successful writers, poets, designers and artists.