Event Details

The Troubles and Beyond exhibition, which includes two textiles from Conflict Textiles collection. (Photo: Martin Nangle,
Collection Ulster Museum)

The Troubles and Beyond exhibition, which includes two textiles from Conflict Textiles collection. (Photo: Martin Nangle, Collection Ulster Museum)

 

Exhibition:The Troubles and Beyond
Description: The history of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s onwards has been dominated by the civil and political conflict commonly referred to as ‘the Troubles’. The traumatic events of the years after 1968 touched almost everyone who lived here and many others from further afield. Inevitably, the interpretation of these events is contested in terms of their significance, meaning, and responsibility. While we have a shared past, we do not have a shared memory.

The Troubles and Beyond exhibition at the Ulster Museum seeks to provide a platform for conversation and debate about our recent past. The new gallery explores politics and conflict and the impact of both on everyday life, people and communities. It also examines the important social, economic, and cultural changes that were taking place here and around the world. It powerfully examines our recent past through a remarkable range of objects reflecting diverse perspectives and experiences.

The inclusion of "Peace Quilt - Common Loss" and "No going back" in this exhibition builds on previous collaboration between Conflict Textiles and Ulster Museum. One recent example of this partnership work was the Arpillera Doll Making Workshop, which took place in December 2017, as part of the Collecting the Troubles and Beyond project.
Commissioned by: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date(s): 30th March 2018 - 30th March 2019
Venue: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Curator: Karen Logan
Facilitator: Roberta Bacic and Karen Logan
Outcome:




Documents: • Textile list: The Troubles and Beyond, Mar 18 - view
• Conflict Textile pieces on display: Mar 2018 - view
• Acknowledged contributors - view
• Review by Dr. Karen Nickell, June 2018 - view
• Press coverage: November 2018 - view
• Textile list: The Troubles and Beyond, Nov 18 - view