THE PMA TEAM
Led by the PMA Director, Cahal McLaughlin, many people have worked on the PMA since the mid-2000s.
Small film crews set up at each prison site to record participants’ stories in 2006 and 2007. From 2016-2020, a dedicated team at QUB has worked to catalogue, document and curate the archive for future generations.
The professional staff on our team – archivists, editors and outreach workers – have provided technical, archival, legal, administrative and creative expertise to the project. In this the staff at QUB has been provided with excellent support and guidance from the archival and technical staff at the Public Record Office. In addition, several MA and PhD researchers have contributed valuable research as well as practical voluntary support to the PMA.
Finally, participants themselves have been involved at all stages of production, preservation and exhibition. Following the completion of the Heritage Fund project in 2020, the project Advisory Group will offer oversight and advice on how the archive is maintained and managed into the future. The Advisory Group is made up of participants themselves and the PMA project owes a debt of gratitude to those participants who have been involved over the years and contributed so much to it. Special thanks are due to Joanna McMinn and Jenny Meegan for chairing the Advisory Group.