National Museums Annual Review 2020/21 which was recently published, outlines National Museums NI’s achievements and organisational progress in the last financial year.
Having faced unprecedented challenges and disruption they have had to rethink and relearn how they run the museums and stay connected to their audiences.
Reflecting on what has been achieved, Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive said; "I’m extremely proud of how we have adapted, built and strengthened partnerships and supported our society.
As we all adjust to living beyond the pandemic, there has never been a more important time for museums to step up and fulfil the unique role we can play. Engaging with culture and heritage delivers many positive outcomes – across community relations, educational attainment, health and wellbeing, skills development, creativity and economic development – and can reconnect people to the things that really matter in life."
She continued, "We hope that as you read this publication that you get a sense of the progress we are making and the potential that – with energy and support – can be unlocked as we move into a ‘new normal’. We have every reason as an organisation to be hopeful and excited for the future."
View report here.