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The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) and the Dublin School of Creative Arts at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), with the Royal Armouries (England), present:

Curating Conflict: A workshop on the commemoration of conflict in public spaces

This workshop brings together experts in collecting, curating and exhibiting conflict in museums and galleries and leading researchers on public commemorative forms from across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and England. This workshop will be of particular interest to museum professionals, practitioners, researchers and students. It is an open forum and an opportunity for attendees to participate in intercultural exchange, active learning and sharing of best practices with experienced museum professionals and researchers.

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Workshop Convenors:

Siobhán Doyle (PhD Researcher, Dublin Institute of Technology)

Dr Niamh Ann Kelly (Lecturer in Visual Culture, Dublin Institute of Technology)

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome

9.30 -11.15 Panel 1: Practicalities of Exhibiting Conflict


This panel will assess the challenges facing curators through reflecting on their curatorial experience.


Henry Yallop (Keeper of Armour and Edged Weapons, Royal Armouries, England).
Dr. Sandra Heise (Curator, National Museum of Ireland).
Hannah Crowdy (Head of Curatorial, National Museums Northern Ireland).

11.15-11.45 Tea and Coffee

11.45 - 13.15 Panel 2: Sensitive Objects: Material Culture of Conflict and Museum Collections


This panel will discuss the relationship between conflict and materiality and how exhibition displays can be used to connect visitors to the sensory and emotional aspects of conflict.


Prof. Elizabeth Crooke (Professor of Museum Studies, Ulster University).
Lisa Traynor (Curator of Firearms, Royal Armouries, England).

13.15- 14.15 Lunch (not provided)

14.15 -15.30 Panel 3: Public History: Commemorations of Conflict and Audience Expectation


Commemorative exhibitions must address a wide range of visitors. This panel will explore visitor engagement in the exhibition design process and the function of exhibitions in contemporary commemorative contexts.


Dr. Roisin Higgins (Senior Lecturer in History, Teesside University).
Dr. Brendan Rooney (Head Curator, National Gallery of Ireland).

15.30 -16.00 Concluding Remarks

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The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM)

The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) is a shared space of structured doctoral studies and research support. The School is a centre for creative research development; a framework for critical interdisciplinary dialogue; and a permeable institution of enquiry that facilitates, promotes and leads the interaction between cultural practice, educational practice and the everyday world of work and innovation beyond the academy. GradCAM is working in close collaboration with the Nordic Artistic Research Network whose members are Glasgow School of Art, Valaand Academy, Luca School of Art, Bergen Arts Academy and Oslo National Academy of the Arts to help realise the Graduate School.

The School began operation on February 1st 2008 with an initial intake of nine fully-funded research scholars. Since 2012 the Graduate School has been funded by the DIT and to date 22 students have successfully graduated. There are currently (2017) 15 students fully funded within GradCAM. On 6th February 2018, GradCAM will Celebrate its 10 year Anniversary.

http://www.gradcam.ie/

Dublin School of Creative Arts


The Dublin School of Creative Arts provides a wide range of innovative, interdisciplinary, and professional level educational and research programmes in visual communications, multimedia design, illustration, interior design, furniture design, product design, painting, scultpture, printmaking, printing technology, print management and publishing. As one of the first departments to relocate to the new Grangegorman campus, the school has striven to transform the location into a genuinely interdisciplinary space for the creation of innovative art and design.


http://www.dit.ie/creativearts/

Royal Armouries (Leeds, UK)

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world.

Its collection of about 150,000 items, including our library and archive material, is displayed and housed across its sites, in its historical home in the Tower of London, at its purpose-built museum in Leeds, and at Fort Nelson near Portsmouth. In 2005 the Museum acquired the Pattern Room Collection, started in 1631 by Charles I and enhanced by the British Armed Forces over the years, which is now housed at the Royal Armouries purpose-built National Firearms Centre.

The Royal Armouries was established in its present form by the National Heritage Act (1983) and is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It currently employs 183 staff and receives nearly 2 million visitors a year across the three sites.

https://royalarmouries.org/home

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