Sam Henry Community Engagement Programme

Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council developed three year project to 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 was contracted to deliver the first and second phases 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 and deliver a public events programme.

“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