Would you like to be a friend of MoTAP?

Here at the People’s Museum of the Troubles and Peace we are keen to work with both individuals and companies.

If you would like to work with us or offer your expertise, please don’t hesitate to contact us via museumofthetroubles@gmail.com

Olwen Purdue, PhD in History, Senior Lecturer in Irish History and Director of the Centre for Public History, QUB Professional translator and researcher. Author of Huir del Laberinto, a look at the Northern Irish conflict through its depiction on some contemporary fiction.

Jude Whyte, is a lecturer in Health, Social Care, Psychology and Sociology at the Belfast Metropolitan College. Jude’s mother, Peggy Whyte, was killed by a UVF bomb in 1984. A former member of the Victims and Survivors Commission, he has been involved in housing and homelessness for several years.

Eileen Weir, is an awarded community development practitioner with over 30 years experience in building Good Relations. Eileen is currently employed by Shankill Women’s Centre as the Greater North Belfast Women’s Network Co-Ordinator and is working towards creating a West Belfast Women’s Network.

Patrick Speight, PhD in Irish Studies, Institute of Irish Studies and former producer and presenter, BBC Northern Ireland; curator, A State Apart, a digital archive of the Troubles.

Debbie Lisle, Debbie Lisle, Professor in Relations and International Political Sociology.

Gareth Mulvenna – PhD in Social History, researcher and author. Troubles historian with a special focus on loyalism. Author of ‘Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries: The Loyalist Backlash’ (Liverpool University Press, 2016) and co-author of the autobiography of Cllr Billy Hutchinson, ‘My Life in Loyalism’ (Merrion Press, 2020); host podcast Hidden Histories of the Northern Ireland Troubles and advocate the use of oral history and archives to preserve the past.

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.

Magda Gasso, General Director of Museums, Catalan Government.

Esther Aliaga Rodrigo, PhD in English 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).

Damien Okado-Gough, Peace and Conflict Studies graduate from the University of Ulster, and is currently pursuing a PhD in peacebuilding at Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan.  He grew up in  West Belfast during the 70s and 80s.

Kathy Wolff, Kathy is an advocate for Good Relations and Peace Building, and dedicated to continually find ways to enabling people to have a better understanding of and respect for each other’s views and opinions.

James A Craig, Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University. James is a registered architect in the UK and worked in a number of practices in London. James co-directs the design research practice STASUS.

Community Relations Council – The Northern Ireland Community Relations Council was established in 1990 to lead and support change towards reconciliation, tolerance and mutual trust.

They work to identify and develop effective approaches to peacebuilding and reconciliation in partnership with local people and organisations, as well as with central and local government. 

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This Production has received support from the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council which aims to promote a pluralist society characterised by equity, respect for diversity, and recognition of interdependence. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Community Relations Council