We are a group of volunteers of different ages, backgrounds and perspectives.
We all believe that a Museum of the Troubles and the Peace Process would be a valuable addition to Northern Ireland, and we are exploring ways to make it a reality.
If you would like to join us, please get in touch.
Mary Robinson, First woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Chair of The Elders
John Alderdice, former Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford and Chairman Emeritus of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in Belfast
Claire Hanna, Member of Parliament for South Belfast. Former SDLP finance spokesperson, founder and chair of the first All Party Group on International Development
David and Daphne Trimble. Lord David Trimble was first First Minister of Northern Ireland and is the former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with John Hume in 1998 for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Lady Daphne Trimble is an academic, politician and a former member of the Equality Commission and the Human Rights Commission
Robin Eames, Anglican bishop and life peer, former Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh
George and Gwynneth Bain. Sir George Bain was President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast from 1998 to 2004
Fearghal McGarry, Professor of Modern Irish History, Queen’s University Belfast
John Kyle, Councillor on Belfast City Council, former leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) in Northern Ireland
Mark Devenport, journalist and broadcaster, former BBC Northern Ireland Political Editor, Ireland Correspondent & United Nations Correspondent
Denis Bradley, journalist and former priest, founder member of the Bogside Community Association. Former Vice Chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board
Colin Davidson, distinguished artist and author of ‘Silent Testimony’, the stories of eighteen people victims of the Troubles.
Co chair – Jane Morrice, former head of the European Commission Office in Belfast and former MLA (Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition); Hon. President European Movement Northern Ireland
Co chair – Brid Ruddy, gained Honours and Masters Degrees in social policy as a mature student. Varied career in statutory Youth and Community work and freelance in voluntary sector on women’s, community and good relations issues.
Secretary – Dr Karin White, Social Anthropologist and Ethnohistorian, Lecturer in Social Sciences at Institute of Technology Sligo, Member of Validating Council of Diem 25, Company Secretary, BoM, Donegal Travellers Project
Dr Olwen Purdue, Senior Lecturer in Irish History and Director of the Centre for Public History, QUB
Professor Catherine Clinton, Denman Chair of American History, University of Texas, San Antonio. Historical adviser: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012)
Dr Helmut Riethmuller, Director of Business Studies, Forum Berufsbildung, Charlottenstr. 2, Berlin and project consultant in Germany, Ireland, India and China. Founder of the first, cross-community youth farm in Belfast at the end of the 1970s, while still a student
Katie Brady, academic researcher in Public History and Cultural Heritage
Dr Esther Aliaga Rodrigo, Professional translator and researcher. Author of Huir del Laberinto, a look at the Northern Irish conflict through its depiction on some contemporary fiction. Co-author of a dictionary of Irish culture in Spanish (Diccionario cultural e histórico de Irlanda) and a book of interviews with Irish writers and academics (Ireland in Writing).
Jenny Stewart, communications consultant working across culture, heritage and design. Experience in the museum sector includes roles at the Design Museum, London and Royal Museums Greenwich
Debbie Lisle, Debbie Lisle, Professor in Relations and International Political Sociology
Dr Patrick Speight, Institute of Irish Studies and former producer and presenter, BBC Northern Ireland; curator, A State Apart, a digital archive of the Troubles
Dr Irene Boada Montagut, former correspondent for Spanish media and presenter for radio and television. Founder: Children of the Troubles
The Museum of the Troubles and the Peace Process is a registered Company Limited by Guarantee, NI 651235; registered with the Charity Commission NIC107970