Sunday, 25 July 2021
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    'Hornos de Lonqén / Limekilns of Lonquén', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

    'Hornos de Lonqén / Limekilns of Lonquén', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


    Textile display:Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared 2021
    Description: To mark the 10th annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August a new textile display will be installed in the Troubles and Beyond exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. This display forms part of a wider ongoing collaborative programme entitled ‘Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared’ which commenced in August 2020 with Following the footsteps of the disappeared, a two-day programme incorporating seminars and a textile display, and will be followed by Tras las huellas de los/as desaparecidos/as in Mexico, January 2022

    The textile display (seven pieces) in Ulster Museum will explore transnational experiences of enforced disappearances. Textiles from Chile, Argentina Zimbabwe, and Northern Ireland will be presented together as testimonies from families and communities who have experienced loss and continue to search for answers.

    Coinciding with this display, and as part of the wider ‘Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared’ programme, two textiles from Mexico on the theme of enforced disappearance will be exhibited as part of the Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University. The exhibition also includes 11 textiles which are not physically displayed. (see list of textiles in 'Documents' for the complete list of 20 pieces).

    The exhibition programme opens at Ulster Museum on Tuesday 31st August. Key elements include a viewing of exhibition textiles not on display within the ‘Troubles and Beyond’ space (by invitation only) and an online seminar (open to all) on transnational experiences of enforced disappearances.
    Commissioned by: Conflict Textiles
    Date(s): 31st August 2021 - 19th December 2021
    Venue: Ulster Museum Belfast; Magee Campus Library, Ulster University, Derry / Londonderry
    Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland; Ulster University, Northland Road Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7JL
    Curator: Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty
    Facilitator: Karen Logan

    Documents: • Textile list: July 2021 - view