Belfast-based curator Ben Crothers is currently Curator & Collections Manager at the Naughton Gallery at Queens University Belfast, recognised as one of the leading university galleries in the UK and Ireland.
Ben's main areas of curatorial research centre around comics, illustration, sport, gender politics and the LGBTQ+ community - an interesting combination that often results in vibrant and intriguing exhibitions.
Ben's background in American Studies means that he often travels to the US on research trips. But, while he spends a lot of time in places like Columbus and Brooklyn, he still calls Belfast home.
We asked him to share some of his favourite places in his home city...
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