Imperial War Museum Build The Truce

The Build The Truce blog team is:

Catherine Roberts,  Build The Truce Project Co-ordinator, Imperial War Museums (IWM).
I’ve worked in Learning, Access & Interpretation at IWM for around 8 years, in a variety of roles. I’m interested in the different personal stories, connections and perspectives we make and reflect with museum collections, how they influence our understanding of violent conflict and its causes and consequences. I now coordinate Build The Truce activity across IWM. I work with colleagues and cross-sector agencies, developing new approaches to contemporary conflict and conflict resolution.  See ‘About’ for more detail on Build The Truce.

James McSharry, Exhibitions Manager, IWM North
I’ve been an exhibitions manager at IWM North since May. Before that I was based in the Learning team for 7 years, managing the delivery team, learning resources and projects. I’m currently working on content for our newly upgraded Big Picture Show, the 360-degree sound and vision experience in our Main Exhibition Space. I’m also developing QR code interpretation for key objects. Outside IWM, I’m a preactising fine artist.

Camilla Southall, Visitor Programmes Manager – IWM North
My background is in fine arts, and I worked at The National Gallery, London, before joining IWM North in 2007 as Learning and Access Coordinator. The role gave me a strong awareness of audience needs and motivations and I took on the role of Visitor Programmes Manager in January 2009. I manage a broad range of events and activities from seminars and talks to specially commissioned drama, musical performances and craft and story telling sessions. I’m managing informal learning programmes for Build the Truce, including International Peace Day events in September 2012.

Dr Tim Jacoby, consultant and co-curator of Build the Truce audiovisual content

I am Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, and co-founder of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. I have lived and worked in conflict-affected countries and  received a Masters degree in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent in 1998. I completed a PhD looking at political violence in Turkey at the University of York in 2002. My most recent book, Understanding Conflict & Violence: Interdisciplinary and Theoretical Approaches, was published by Routledge in 2008. I’ve been involved in the Build the Truce project for over 2 years, especially in facilitating interviews and advising on factual content and the interpretation of conflict resolution.

Victoria Howarth, IWM North/Joyce Murdoch & Robina Hodge, IWM Duxford/Nicolas Vanderpeet, IWM London

We have been developing new Build the Truce sessions for schools and FE groups, looking at conflict cycles and resolution to reflect the different collections and audiences at each site. Check the website to find out how to book a session.

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