The Amelia Earhart mystery may soon be solved

Ever eager to take a share of wider fame, the Derry heritage industry will be as keen as anyone to learn the verdict of the tests on a sliver of bone found off Kiribati. Her story shows that Derry did not quite enjoy a monopoly of the famous American aviator but if the riddle of her disappearance is finally solved, it should give a boost to the little local museum, currently closed. Brian WalkerFormer BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester …

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Award winning Ulster Museum renovation short-listed for Art Fund Prize

No doubt assisted by our own modest support [*ahem* – Ed], the recently renovated Ulster Museum in Belfast, which re-opened in October 2009, has been shortlisted for UK’s largest single arts prize – the £100,000 Art Fund Prize.  From the BBC report. Dr Jim McGreevy of National Museums Northern Ireland, said the museum had attracted “fabulous support from many visitors and via the online vote”. “We are grateful for the enthusiasm of the Northern Ireland public in helping get us to the final …

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