Independence Museum Kilmurry are delighted to announce the release of a digital presentation, comprising our main collection dealing with one community’s experience from the Great Famine, through revolution, and on to independence. This release comprises approximately 1/3 of our extensive collection and will showcase our current museum collection as well as our archive; many of these artefacts are available here for the first time and thus make them easily accessible to citizens, students, national and international scholars, and historians.
Substantial funding has been generously granted from the Heritage Council, for resources, under their Community Heritage Grant Scheme for 2021.
The digital archive will be standardised according to international museum standards as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s aim “to encourage communities across the country to document and digitally safeguard the irreplaceable artefacts of their local heritage.”
While nothing can recreate the unique experience of the physical proximity to history and heritage that an actual visit to a museum offers, the digital aspect allows for the wider presentation, perusal and protection of documents and artefacts that would not otherwise be possible. The digital presentation will also allow a wider and more inclusive audience to browse or indeed search and engage with our archive.
Independence Museum Kilmurry
This project has been funded by The Heritage Council @HeritageHubIRE