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Conflict textiles, coming into the collection

On International Human Rights Day 2022, National Museums NI marked a landmark acquisition of 14 pieces from the Conflict Textiles collection. Conflict Textiles - whose online archive is hosted by CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) at Ulster University - holds a large collection of transnational textiles all of which portray conflict and human rights abuses. The acquisition demonstrates National Museums NI’s commitment to local and international partnership and collaboration when it comes to developing rich collections that support our ongoing work associated with the legacy of the past, peace and reconciliation.