The Heritage Wall A photographic exhibition

22/08/2013

The Heritage Wall, the latest environmental arts project to be installed at the Belfast City Hospital site was recently launched.

Acting Chair Professor Eileen Evason said that the Heritage Wall was a ‘fantastic exhibition which brings the rich heritage of the Belfast City Hospital to staff patients and visitors in this area, and thanked all those involved in the project’.

The Heritage Wall project is a permanent exhibition on one side of the Burma Mile (the long corridor on the ground floor of the Tower Block) of 58 photographs that have been reproduced from the archive collection, and documents, some of the architecture, working life and work methods, as well as past people of Belfast City Hospital, Belvoir Park Hospital and Montgomery House. The photos on display range from the 1840s to the 1990s, from the Belfast Union Workhouse to the ‘youngest’ photo in memory of our Jubilee Maternity Hospital.

The project aims to bring the rich heritage of the Belfast City Hospital to the staff, patients and visitors in this area, and is also a fine example of creating a warm, welcoming, cared for space. We anticipate that the exhibition will generate much discussion and sharing of stories, bringing to light new knowledge of buildings, working life, the former hospital community and past people.

The project was initiated by Estates Services and has been designed by Medical Illustration and Arts Care.

The photographs are currently displayed without titles, and we are keen for people to come forward with authentic identifications, so that we have a full set of titles to display. If you have any information please email adrienne.ruddock@belfasttrust.hscni.net.