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A World of Stories

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A World of Stories


CCGBC Museum ServicesColeraine Museum


15th May 2023

Introducing ‘A World of Stories’

The  A World of Stories project looked into the 20th and 21st century experiences of those who have resettled in the Causeway Coast and Glens from around the world. Explored through both historical records and through the eyes of more recent arrivals, the programme and exhibition highlighted the varied backgrounds of our communities and the contributions they have made to our society.

The project, carried out over the course of 2022 and 2023, culminated in an exhibition programme in Coleraine Museum at Coleraine Town Hall from May-August 2023, together with an events programme which focused on different themes in order to engage with as wide an audience as possible.

A World of Stories aimed to give a platform for all migrant experiences, whether joyous and heartbreaking; please be aware that some people may find some of the stories upsetting.



The exhibition featured contributions from ‘Conflict textiles’, a collection of international textiles which focus on elements of conflict and human rights.

There was also a small accompanying exhibition, ‘Global Voices, Local Choices’, which showcased a partnership project with National Museums NI, the Northern Ireland Museums Council, and the African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland and Causeway Multicultural Forum. Global Voices, Local Choices sought to bring diverse cultures and perspectives into Northern Irish local and national museums. The project has been shortlisted for the Museums Change Lives, Decolonising Museums Award (2023).



Click on the buttons below to explore different elements of the A World of Stories project:

Click here see the project aims, approach and evaluation Click here see a gallery of photos from different A World of Stories events Click here to listen to abridged oral histories from the project Click here to view some of the objects displayed in the exhibition Click here to view a digital copy of the exhibition booklet Click here to watch a talk by Naomi Green on the history of minority and migrant communities in Northern Ireland Click here to read Global Voices, Local Choices participants' reflections on a prayer mat Click here to view the Global Voices, Local Choices exhibition panels Click here to find out more about Global Voices, Local Choices Click here to find out more about Conflict Textiles

The project was made possible with the support of The Executive Office’s District Councils Good Relations Programme.