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Object of the Fortnight – Christmas Themed Objects

December 11, 20141:36 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:39 pmLeave a Comment

The blog this week is going to focus on a selection of objects that highlight the theme of peace at Christmas time as we approach the festive season. This year has been a significant one for the commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War and this is a theme that has been well-documented […]

Object of the Fortnight – The Unitarian Flaming Chalice

October 23, 20141:40 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:41 pmLeave a Comment

This week’s blog focuses on a new object we have just kindly received, a Unitarian Flaming Chalice, and will tell the story behind it. It has being put on display in the Bradford Room, so please come to visit the museum to see it!  Who are the Unitarians?  Unitarians have their roots in Christianity and are […]

Object of the Fortnight-09/10/2014- Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp Collages

October 9, 20141:42 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:45 pmLeave a Comment

This week blog looks at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. There are many items in the museum’s collection which cover this event.  However, today’s blog will discuss the beautiful collection of collages depicting the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.   History of the Peace Camp  The peace camp was established to protest the nuclear weapons at RAF Greenham […]

‘Peace One Day’ badge

September 10, 20141:45 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:48 pmLeave a Comment

This week’s blog looks at the organisation called Peace One Day and their goal to make the 21st of September an international peace day. In our collection we have items that come from many different Peace days but this blog will focus on Peace One Day.  Who are they?  ‘Peace One Day’ are a non-profit organisation […]

Bread Not Bombs

August 13, 20141:50 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:52 pmLeave a Comment

Last week we saw the return of the Great British Bake Off, so to celebrate it we have looked into our collection to see what objects and issues used baking motifs. The bread not bombs slogan was chosen. What it means Although the original source of the slogan is not known to us, we do […]

From War to Peace: Or a story of some very stupid people who came to their senses

July 30, 20141:53 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:54 pmLeave a Comment

The object of the fortnight is a booklet with the amusing title ‘From war to peace: or a story of some very stupid people who came to their senses.’ To coincide with Yorkshire day, on the first of August, we have chosen a booklet which incorporates Yorkshire but not as you would think! It is […]

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Print Block-Object of the Fortnight 16/7/2014

July 16, 20141:55 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:56 pmLeave a Comment

The object of the fortnight is an image taken from a print block of some of the delegates from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) at their 1919 conference in Zurich.The women in the picture are: Antia Augspurg, Charlotte Despard, Rosa Genoni, Alice Hamilton, Lida Gustava Haymann and Leapolding Kulka. This image is taken […]

Object of the Fortnight 27/06/2014

June 27, 20142:46 pmSeptember 25, 2023 2:49 pmLeave a Comment

HARRY ROBERTS’ BADGE Saturday 28 June is Armed Forces Day. The Peace Museum will be open for visitors and has a stall at City park as part of Bradford Council’s commemorative event. Find our stall to find out about the three types of poppies, Bradford COs and soldiers in WWI. Visit the Museum to explore our new WWI Choices […]

Object of the Fortnight 11/06/2014

June 11, 20142:50 pmSeptember 25, 2023 2:52 pmLeave a Comment

The temporary exhibition area has been refurbished. This area now consists of three mini-displays. The popular Sierra Leone: Building Peace after War display remains. Selected artwork by peace activist and artist Margaret Glover that relates to the theme of anti-nuclear also stays on display. The latest addition are personal effects belonging to the late Professor Joseph Rotblat. Professor […]

International Day of UN Peacekeeping-Object of the Fortnight 29/05/2014

May 29, 20142:53 pmSeptember 25, 2023 2:58 pmLeave a Comment

When? 29th May, annually. What is it all about?  This day serves two purposes: – To honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives to the cause of peace. – To pay tribute to all men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high […]