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Flag Institute AGM and Winter 2018 Conference

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Birmingham & Midland Institute

9 Margaret Street

Birmingham

B3 3BS

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The Flag Institute is the UK's national flag charity and perhaps the largest and best known vexillological organisation in the world.

We are delighted to announce speakers for the Flag Institute AGM and Winter 2018 Conference at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, Saturday 3 November 2018, plus venue for the President's Dinner for those who would like to continue the vexillological conversation into the evening, to be held at Bureau (http://www.thebureaubar.co.uk/).

Conference speakers and presentations include…


Rachel Phelan, winner of best paper at the 27th International Congress of Vexillology last year

Rachel's presentation, The Original Starry Plough Flag?, will look at the Starry Plough Flag, created in 1914 for the Irish Citizen Army and thought lost after the 1916 Rising. Immortalised by Sean O’Casey in his play, ‘The Plough and the Stars’, in 1934 a new design on a blue ground was created. However a flag emerged from England in 1954 with a green ground. This has led to controversy ever since. While undertaking the conservation of the piece, full historical and scientific analysis lead to remarkable results.


Jos Poels, flag researcher and FIAV Fellow of the Federation

Jos' Flags of the Samoan Islands presentation begins with the first introduction of the Samoan flag in 1948. Samoans seem to be happy with it, but this was different a century before its adoption. The islands in the middle of the Pacific had quite a few different flags. Civil wars and the interest of foreign powers showed in Samoa, among them the UK, which topped up the amount of.


Jenny van Enckevort, Senior Conservator at the People's History Museum

Jenny will present Ideas Worth Conserving: Political and protest banners at the People's History Museum. The People's History Museum is the national museum of democracy in Britain; we tell the story of the radical thinkers who shaped our society. Our extensive trade union and political banner collection is the largest of its type in the world and conservation plays a vital role in enabling access for display and study.


We urge you to take part in this exciting event and enjoy a unique mix of historic and contemporary vexillology in good company and the comfortable surroundings of the Birmingham & Midland Institute and Bureau.

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