curating conflict

The Curating Conflict workshop emerges from the 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 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 such public spaces where historical significance is constructed, transmitted and contested.

The panels consist of museum experts from Royal Armouries (England), Ulster University, Teeside University, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Museum of Ireland and National Gallery of Ireland to discuss how museums can affectively deal with the pluralist history of conflict on public platforms.

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).

Prof. Elizabeth Crooke (Professor of Museum Studies, Ulster University). 
Lisa Traynor (Curator of Firearms, Royal Armouries, England).
Dr. Roisin Higgins (Senior Lecturer in History, Teesside University). 
Dr. Brendan Rooney (Head Curator, National Gallery of Ireland).

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



Event Details


RD005, Rathdown House, GradCAM and Dublin School of Creative Arts,
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Grangegorman


Friday, March 9, 2018 -
09:30 to 16:00

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