Limavady Museum is based at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, allowing visitors to explore the history of Limavady and local area through a programme of temporary exhibitions, talks and workshops. An appointment can be made with Museum Services to explore other parts of the accredited collection held within purpose built facilities.
Open: Mon-Wed & Sat, 9.30am-5pm
Thurs & Fri, 9.30am-9.30pm
A Brush with Nature Exhibition
1 July - 28 September
This exhibition features a collection of Chinese watercolours by artist, Rong-Gen Yin. Originally from Shanghai, Rong-Gen Yin began painting in the traditional Chinese manner in the 1970s. He moved to Northern Ireland in 2003 and has continued to paint and teach traditional Chinese painting techniques since then. Rong-Gen’s work embraces the two main techniques of Chinese painting – Gongbi, where intricate brushstrokes form detailed coloured landscapes, which can include narrative themes and Xieyi, which is much looser using bold brushstrokes and watercolour wash.
Supported by The Northern Ireland Museums Council and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Pictures of the Past- A Nelson McGonagle Collection
7 october - 4 January
Following the success of his last two books, local Limavady man Nelson McGonagle has published a third volume of his work, 'Pictures of the Past' again packed full of photographs, characters, poems, quotations, information and nostalgic captions. To complement the launch of this new book, Limaavdy Museum is displaying a selection of his photogrpahs and captions, some of which will feature within his book.
Pictorial Tour Highlights- People and Places Heritage Presentation by Brian Mailey
Tuesday 22 October, 7pm
Admission Free, advance booking essential
Brian Mailey returns with his ever-popular presentation of photographs of Limavady. Born and bred in the town, Brian's collection of local photographs is constantly expanding. This presentation of highlightrs will iunclude photographs of Liamavdy people and places which have been recently acquired by Brian as well as some old favourites.
Embracing Human Rights- Conflict textiles' journey
9 January - 11 April
This exhibition connects to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and addresses two key questions:
1. What is the impact of, and response to, human rights violations?
2. How can we embed a culture of human rights?
The programme marks more than 10 years of Conflict Textiles exhibitions and associated activities in a variety of local and international venues.Conflict and human rights abuses, explored through the tactile medium of textiles have remained a central theme in all of these events.
The colllaboration with Council Museum Service and Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre has its roots in previous collaborations with the Museum Service and Conflict Textiles since 2011.
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