Event Details

(L-R) Breege Doherty, Roberta Bacic, Councillor Elisha McCallion - Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Professor Gillian Robinson and Margaret Edwards at the launch of the new Conflict Textiles website, 19th Nov, 2015. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

(L-R) Breege Doherty, Roberta Bacic, Councillor Elisha McCallion - Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Professor Gillian Robinson and Margaret Edwards at the launch of the new Conflict Textiles website, 19th Nov, 2015. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Launch and workshop:Launch of Conflict Textiles website
Description: The new Conflict Textiles website, launched by The Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council - Councillor Elisha McCallion - will ensure widespread access to this large collection of international textiles, exhibitions and associated events, all of which focus on elements of conflict and human rights abuses.
At the launch, chaired by Margaret Edwards, Education Officer, Tower Museum, brief presentations were given by Professor Gillian Robinson (INCORE – Ulster University)and Roberta Bacic, independent Curator, former collector and custodian of Conflict Textiles collection. Assistant curator Breege Doherty outlined how to navigate the website and Roser Corbera from Catalonia who designed the Conflict Textiles logo explained the process of creating it.

A guided tour of arpilleras in the ‘Story of Derry’ exhibition was given by Roberta Bacic, followed by a screening of the film ‘Common Threads’ by Gayla Jamison.
A workshop, facilitated by Breege Doherty and Ronan Mc Connell, Temporary Archivist at the Tower Museum, gave attendees an opportunity to become familiar with the website.


Web links:
Derry City and Strabane District Council Museum & Visitor Service
Derry City and Strabane District Council Tower Museum
CAIN, Ulster University
INCORE, Ulster University

Commissioned by: Derry City and Strabane District Council, Museum and Visitor Service
Date(s): 19th November 2015 - 19th November 2015
Venue: Tower Museum, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Union Hall Place, Derry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6LU The Guildhall, Guildhall St, Derry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6DQ
Curator: Tower Museum and Visitor Service staff; Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Derry City and Strabane District Council, Museum and Visitor Service
Outcome:




Documents: • Address by Professor Gillian Robinson - view
• launch invitation - morning - view
• launch invitation - afternoon - view
 




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