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Curating Conflict: A Workshop on Commemorations of Conflict in Public Spaces

Posted: 15 February, 2018

The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) and the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT will host the Curating Conflict workshop with the Royal Armouries(England) at DIT Grangegorman on Friday, 9 March.

The Curating Conflict workshop emerges from practical challenges museums, galleries and cultural institutions face when specifically representing experiences of conflict. By bringing together leading experts and researchers from England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the workshop is an opportunity to gain insights from individuals and institutions involved in producing and assessing commemorative practices through collecting, curating and researching the representation of conflict in public spaces where historical significance is constructed, transmitted and contested.

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.


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).

Professor Elizabeth Crooke (Professor of Museum Studies, Ulster University).

Lisa Traynor (Curator of Firearms, Royal Armouries, England).

Lar Joye (Heritage Director, Dublin Port Authority).

Dr Roisin Higgins (Senior Lecturer in History, Teeside University).

Dr Brendan Rooney (Head Curator, National Gallery of Ireland

This workshop has been organized by:                      

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


Siobhán Doyle (Researcher, DIT) and Dr Niamh Ann Kelly (Lecturer, Visual Culture, DIT)

The event is free of charge, but booking on EventBrite is essential, and further information on the schedule and panellists is available here