extraORDINARYwomen | Linen Hall Library Project

21 August 2020

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The Linen Hall Library is developing an archive of materials entitled extraORDINARYwomen.

“extraORDINARYwomen: Supporting Communities (1965 – today)” is a heritage project which will digitally preserve and make accessible online a selection of the Linen Hall Library’s world-renowned archives focusing on the lived experience of women in Northern Ireland since 1965.

Drawing on the Library’s unique archives – including political, literary, theatre and performing arts, Traveller and LGBTQ+ collections – and objects and ephemera such as posters, badges, t shirts, placards etc – the project will elucidate the experience of “ordinary” women positively supporting and influencing their communities during the “extraordinary normality” of the times.

An exciting outreach programme will share this heritage through impactful community engagement including workshops, exhibitions, living library and pop-up events.

Call for Donations of Materials

A key objective of the project is to enhance the Linen Hall Library’s collections on building a shared society through reconciliation and increase the presence of women in their archives through donated materials which speak to the project themes.

If you have archive or ephemeral materials, and objects which would give great insight into the period, the Library would love it if you would consider sharing these items. Your would preserve and make accessible key materials for future generations thus contributing to a more complete history of women in Northern Ireland.

Find Out More

Find out more about extraORDINARYwomen here: www.linenhall.com/about-us/extraordinarywomen/



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