DAD invited to talk at University of Kent

DMAG: WWI CODENAME JOINED UP

On Friday 16 January 2015, we were invited to present DMAG CODENAME: JOINED UP at the University of Kent as part of the Exploring Gateways to the First World War symposium Gateways to the First World War is a centre for public engagement with the First World War centenary funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

We gave a brief overview of the Joined up project, Marcia Teusink, who leads the drawing workshops, then presented the drawing and stitching workshops which she is leading along with Rosie James in each of the project partner venues. She was followed by Anne Edwards, the projects museum support officer, who talked about her experience of taking part in one of those workshops.

We were delighted  to present the project at such an interesting event and we were delighted to learn about the inspirational For the Fallen project with the Blue Town Heritage Centre and The Royal Engineers Museum and Viola Films who presented after us.

The Gateways will be organising a range of events and activities such as open days and study days and through their network can provide advice on access to materials and expertise, signpost to other resources and forms of support, as well as offer students who would like to work with WW1 projects outside the University.