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    'For Paul, Disappeared 8 February 2012', by Shari Eppel. (Photo: Shari Eppel)

    'For Paul, Disappeared 8 February 2012', by Shari Eppel. (Photo: Shari Eppel)


    Online exhibition and associated activities:Following the footsteps of the disappeared
    Description: This two-day programme incorporating seminars and a textile display marks International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August.

    Collaborating partners are: John Hume & Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University, represented by Professor Brandon Hamber;
    National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast, represented by Dr. Karen Logan, Senior Curator of History; and
    Conflict Textiles, represented by Roberta Bacic, collector and curator of the collection.

    The programme will be predominantly online and will incorporate:
    1. An online exhibition of 20 textiles from the Conflict Textiles collection, focusing on the topic of the disappeared, with a special emphasis on the search. This virtual exhibition will be hosted by the Ulster Museum, Belfast, from 30th August 2020 – 30th August 2021.
    2. Two online Seminars hosted at Magee Campus, 2-5.30pm, Monday 31st. The presentations will focus on reflection, practice and discussion on the topics of:
    a. Transnational Experiences of Enforced Disappearances (2-3.30pm)
    b. The Search for the Disappeared: textile and art expressions (4-5.30pm)

    The exhibition and seminar programme will be launched online on Sunday 30th August, 2-2.45 pm (UK time) and it will comprise:
    -introduction/overview by Karen Logan, Ulster Museum
    -Greeting from Roberta Bacic, curator of the exhibition
    -input by Rainer Huhle / Germany - independent expert of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance
    -a short film on the exhibition textiles.

    This 2020 event is a follow up to Tras las huellas de los/as desaparecidos/as / Following the footsteps of the disappeared. This exhibition took place in Osorno, Chile, 29th - 31st August 2019 and was a collaboration between Conflict Textiles, the Association of Detained Disappeared and executed of Osorno, with the support of Chile’s Museum of Memory and Human Rights.

    This two-day day programme in Northern Ireland will lay the groundwork for the ‘Following the footsteps of the disappeared’ display to be hosted by the Ulster Museum in 2021 (in the reception area), marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances in that year. This will mark the 10th anniversary of the inaugural observance of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances in 2011.
    Commissioned by: Conflict Textiles (exhibition element)
    Date(s): 30th August 2020 - 30th August 2021
    Venue: Ulster Museum Belfast; Magee Campus Derry, Ulster University and online
    Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland; Ulster University, Northland Road Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7JL
    Curator: Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty
    Facilitator: John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair of Peace, Ulster University and Ulster Museum,

    Documents: • Textile list: July 2020 - view
    • Concept note: "Following the footsteps" - view

    Textiles Displayed:For Paul, Disappeared 8 February 2012
    La Valija de la Memoria de Hernan / Hernan's Memory box
    La Cueca Sola / Dancing Cueca alone
    Recuperación de cuerpos en 1990 / Recovering the disappeared in 1990
    Minhas memórias da ditadura / My memories of the dictatorship
    Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present
    They Fell like Stars from the Sky / Cayeron del cielo como estrellas
    Recuerdos de Guadalupe / Guadalupe's Longings
    ¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
    Panfleteando en el 1979 en Santiago / Leafleting in Santiago in 1979
    Hilvanando la busqueda / Stitching the search
    The Earth Always Remembers / La TIERRA siempre recuerda
    Encadenamiento / Women Chained to Parliament Gates
    Hornos de Lonquén / Lime kilns of Lonquén
    Ausencias - Presencias 2 / Absences – Presences 2
    Presencia de Edime Peirano / Edime Peirano's Presence
    Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
    Nos hacen falta / We miss them
    Sala de torturas / Torture chamber