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 What is an Archive?
      What is the Northern Ireland Community Archive?

The Northern Ireland Community Archive is an innovative new web portal that aims to increase access to the rich diversity of Northern Ireland’s heritage and enable communities to create their own online archives celebrating their cultural heritage.

       The website uses the latest technology to enable people to share their memories and experiences. Communities can upload photographs, documents, audio and video footage onto a cross-searchable database, and create online exhibitions drawing together a story from the records in the database.

The website also provides access to some of the fascinating and varied collections held in our museums and archives. 

Communities involved in developing an online archive are supported by a network of museums and archives, which can provide training and advice in all areas of collecting and interpreting heritage and publishing material on the internet. If you would like to get involved, simply 
email us

The Northern Ireland Community Archive is a pilot project led by a steering group of organisations from across the cultural sector. Over the next year, we hope to increase the number of museums, archives and community groups involved to create a dynamic resource that truly represents the rich diversity of Northern Ireland’s cultural heritage.

 Coleraine Council Limavady Council Ballymoney Council Moyle Council Belfast City Council BBC PRONI Northern Ireland Museums CouncilDepartment of Finance and Personnel