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Consortium of cultural organisations

Reimagine, Remake, Replay is a four-year project that aims to connect young people and heritage in meaningful ways using creative media and the latest technologies, while delving into museum collections using new approaches.

The Reimagine, Remake, Replay programme is led by a consortium including Nerve Centre, National Museums Northern Ireland, NI Museums Council and Northern Ireland Screen, and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme.

The project has just completed its first year of delivery in nine museums across Northern Ireland and plans to connect more than 4,000 16- to 25-year-olds with museums and collections through the use of creative media and cutting edge digital technologies.

Activities have included young people planning, developing and delivering their own events in museums, working with heritage organisations to create apps and games, using 3D scanners and printers, vinyl and laser cutters, and virtual reality development to enhance and reinterpret collections.

Before I started, I knew I had to start talking to people more because I wasn’t the best at social situations and from that I’ve taken part in loads of different courses. Then I volunteered and now I’m actually leading courses, so it’s really helped me.

Participant in Reimagine, Remake, Replay

Participants have also been working towards achieving Open College Network accreditations and digital badges through each programme.

“Being involved in Reimagine, Remake, Replay has opened up a whole new audience,” says Elaine Hill, heritage development officer at Mid-Antrim Museum. “Our collections have inspired creativity using a range of digital technology and the project has supported local young people to develop skills in photography, animation and event management.

“Participants have delivered the Flamingo Ballroom escape room event and used digital fabrication, laser engraving and vinyl cutting to engage with a traditional music exhibition, demonstrating how we can use our objects in a different way.”