Seminar at Tower Museum today focuses on 1998

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A Seminar will take place at lunchtime today, Tuesday, February 21, coinciding with the Tower Museum’s current exhibition, ‘Events of the Year Quilts and Testimonies of Survival’, a stunning display of quilts by Northern Ireland artist, Irene MacWilliam, depicting her concerns of the events in a given year.

In the context of this exhibition, the 1998 Year Quilt will be highlighted and accompanied by today’s Seminar.

As the year of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement when Northern Ireland entered a new phase in its political and social history, the emphasis on leaving the past behind and focusing on a future of peace has since uncovered the need for a Truth Commission.

The seminar will include presentations from Keara Powell and Mairead Collins, both of whom have studied the subject of Truth Commission of Northern Ireland. Truth Seminar will take place at 12pm-2pm today at the Tower Museum, Derry. As part of the Seminar, a brief tour of the exhibition will be given by curator Roberta Bacic.

Places are limited so booking is essential. Telephone: 71. 372411.