Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Event Details

The Conflict Textiles team with Ulster University colleagues  at the opening of the Conflict Textiles permanent rotating exhibition at Magee Campus Library.  (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

The Conflict Textiles team with Ulster University colleagues at the opening of the Conflict Textiles permanent rotating exhibition at Magee Campus Library. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Permanent rotating exhibition:Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University
Description: This collaboration between Conflict Textiles and Ulster University evolved from a number of joint ventures over the last decade, in particular: Textile Accounts of Conflicts (hosted by INCORE - 2014) and Textile Language of Conflicts (facilitated by CAIN - 2017).

As far back as 2008 CAIN developed, and continues to maintain, a digital archive of Conflict Textiles and events, which was upgraded in 2015 to its present format. Several Ulster University colleagues were involved in bringing this permanent rotating exhibition to fruition and sustain it on an ongoing basis: Rosina Doherty-Allan, Magee Campus Library Manager; Professor Brandon Hamber, John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace; Professor Gillian Robinson, Research Associate ARK and; Professor Malachy O'Neill, Provost of the Magee Campus, who facilitated the initial contact.

Commencing on 25th August 2020, two textiles from the international Conflict Textiles collection were exhibited, coinciding with the online exhibition and seminars Following the footsteps of the disappeared (2020). Textiles are rotated each semester, ensuring a permanent Conflict Textile presence focused on key elements of human rights and conflict.

Web links: Ulster University Library Services

Details of subsequent rotating exhibitions can be accessed at the links below
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - The search for the disappeared (Chile)
3rd December 2020 - 27th May 2021
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - INCORE Roundel
27th May 2021 - 24th August 2021
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - The search for the disappeared (Mexico) 24th August - 4th November 2021
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - Experiences of refugees
4th November - 10th December 2021
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - Con-textualising Memory / Con-textualizando la memoria (Colombia)
10th December 2021 - 28th January 2022
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - Commemorative textiles "John Hume, Peacemaker" and "Pat Hume"
28th January 2022 - 28th July 2022
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - Chilean arpilleras of the late 1980’s - Enforced Disappearance and Police Repression
28th July 2022 - 8th February 2023
-Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University - Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women 8th February 2023 - 29th November 2023
Commissioned by: Ulster University, Magee Campus
Date(s): 25th August 2020 - 3rd December 2020
Venue: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University
Northland Road, Derry /Londonderry, BT48 7JL
Curator: Roberta Bacic assisted by Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Magee Campus Library Services
Outcome: This inaugural exhibition was the fruit of rich collaboration between several partners. It paved the way for a continuous Conflict Textile presence at Magee Campus Library; showcasing textiles focused on key elements of human rights abuses, conflict and enforced disappearance.




Documents: • Textile list & display image, Aug. 2020 - view