Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has embarked on a three year project that will increase access to the Sam Henry Collection held by Coleraine Museum.
Sam Henry: Connecting with the Past, Collecting for the Future will reveal previously undocumented aspects of the collection and inspire local communities to create new collections of cultural identity. quarto will be responsible for delivering the first phase of the community engagement programme, encouraging local community groups to engage with Sam Henry as a person, collector, antiquarian, folklorist, writer and musician, and supporting them to curate a public exhibition.
“The Sam Henry Collection is a great underutilised treasure trove of songs, stories, books and photographs. It represents one of the most significant undocumented literary and cultural archives in Northern Ireland today.” Dr Frank Ferguson, Senior Lecturer , Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Ulster University 2016