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28 February 2020
12.30pm–2.00pmOn 28 February 2020 the RAF Museum will host a Round table discussion as part of its lunchtime lectures series on the Legacy of War participating will be Dr Phil Marter, Artist Loz Atkinson and the RAF Museum's Head of Collections Ian Thirsk.
The lecture will be held at the Royal Force Museum, London at 12.30pm on Friday 28 February 2020.
This lecture is free of charge however we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket as seats are limited.
Dr Phil Marter is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Winchester. He teaches the archaeology of the recent past as part of undergraduate and post-graduate archaeology and heritage courses and his research focusses on the archaeology of the European Air War (1939-1945). He is currently carrying out fieldwork in search of a JU88 crash site on Thorney Island in Hampshire and working with the Federal State Archaeological Service in Hessen and Saxion University in the Netherlands to explore the crash site of a 115 Squadron Lancaster in Hessen, Germany. Phil is also working with Hampshire County Council and Historic England on the integration of wartime aviation data into regional historic environment records.
Phil's father, brother, uncle and cousin all served in the RAF and he is an associate member of RAF 10 Squadron Association.
Loz Atkinson is an award winning, widely collected artist, who has been practicing and exhibiting for over 10 years. Her concept driven work has been depicted in paint, installation and digital media. The exploration of ideas is what compels her and she adapts her skills in many processes to convey them. Her work is provocative yet hopeful. Inspired by nature and interrupted by geometry Loz’s paintings concern themselves with the human need to conquer and understand the existential mysteries of the universe. Having a distinct eye for detail, light and layering colour, gives her work visual, as well as evocative depth. Gazing into the sky and cosmos, marveling at the vastness, but only for a moment, before a line, an edge or form crashes us back to earth.
Loz has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, America and beyond, with one of her Imagined Nebula paintings being digitally ‘bounced’ off the Moon and another currently travelling through outer space on the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx.Loz has also had projects supported by Arts Council England including ‘Expedition JP237’ which saw her climb a mountain in Italy to discover the fatal crash site of her Great Grandfather’s WW2 Halifax Bomber, producing a large body of work influenced by her experiences which included a reworked Bristol Hercules engine.
Loz has created many pieces for public art events throughout the UK.Including Jungle City Edinburgh that featured her work on the front cover of the accompanying art book. 'Deliverance', for Elephant Parade London in 2010, sold at auction for £10,000 and 'An unquenched defiance to the stars’ for Wild Dolphins Aberdeen sold at auction for £22,000. To date her work has helped raise nearly £40,000 for various wildlife and children’s charities.
Ian Thirsk has worked for the Royal Air Force Museum since December 1989, beginning in the Visual Arts Department as Assistant Curator of the Film Archive. Promoted to Curator of Film in 1994, he became responsible for the Museum’s collection of Film and Sound Recordings, overseeing their preservation and conservation and ensuring their accessibility for research by external users (television and film companies) and Museum staff. In 2010 Ian succeeded Richard Simpson as Keeper of the Royal Air Force Museum’s Aircraft and Exhibits Department, the job title being revised to ‘Head of Collections’ to incorporate a wider remit including responsibility for the Museum’s Michael Beetham Conservation Centre (MBCC) at Cosford plus the Reserve Collection at Stafford. Ian is basically responsible for all aspects relating to the RAF Museum’s ‘large 3D object’ collection, essentially the aircraft, vehicle and boat collections. This includes all aspects relating to their acquisition, disposal, restoration and display. Additionally he oversees the Museum’s Fine Art plus the Medals and Uniforms Collections. Ian played a major role in overseeing the Dornier 17 recovery project from the outset and has worked on several other aircraft acquisitions for the Museum including the Hercules, Harrier GR9, Dominie and, more recently, the VC10 C1K.
Ian maintains a lifelong interest in aviation history, especially the products of the de Havilland Aircraft Company and the Mosquito in particular.
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