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Easter Marches, 1958 and 1965

April 25, 20143:03 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:04 pmLeave a Comment

The Easter marches (also known as the Aldermaston marches) were direct action demonstrations organised by the CND against the use and creation of nuclear weapons. They took place on Easter weekends between 1958 and 1965; they attracted tens of thousands of people at their height. The demonstrations took place between the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at […]

Object of the Fortnight 10/04/2014- Liberian Brass Cross

April 10, 20143:05 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:06 pmLeave a Comment

The Museum has had plenty of changes recently. Behind the scenes, the Museum welcomed Shannen Lang (education and collections intern). On the gallery floor, it has all hands on deck last week to redisplay the popular Margaret Glover exhibition and to install a display called Sierra Leone: Building peace after war (both showing until the end of […]

All-Atomic Comics! Object of the Fortnight 27/03/2014

March 27, 20143:07 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:09 pmLeave a Comment

In the late 1970s a surge of creative underground comics emerged and were very popular. These comics were independently made and published, and featured a range of stories that reflected the culture of the time. While these comics often had wild stories, some held a key message or link to a moral dilemma relevant to […]

International Women’s Day 2014 – Inspiring Change

March 8, 20143:10 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:13 pmLeave a Comment

“Ten Million Women for Ten Days at Greenham Common” This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is themed Inspiring Change. Encouraging women all around the world to stand together and stand strong for what they believe in. In keeping with this, we thought the object of the fortnight should reflect a time when women have come […]

Object of the Fortnight 17/12/2013

December 17, 20133:15 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:16 pmLeave a Comment

CAMPAIGN ATOM CHRISTMAS CARD The festive season is upon us so this fortnight’s object had to be Christmas related. We have recently acquired a festive (albeit unconventional) greetings card that fits the bill perfectly. The card was printed by Campaign ATOM , an abbreviation of Campaign Against the Oxfordshire Missiles. This campaign  “oppose[d] the decisions to base […]

Object of the Fortnight 03/12/2013

December 3, 20133:17 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:19 pmLeave a Comment

PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY POSTER – YEAR OF THE CHILD 1979 Today is International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPD). The theme for this year is ‘Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all’. Over one billion people world-wide (or 15 per cent of the population) have a disability in some shape or form.  Today’s […]

Object of the Fortnight 22/11/2013

November 22, 20133:19 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:21 pmLeave a Comment

PORTRAIT OF BRUCE KENT This is Inter Faith week. Its aims are to celebrates diversity, create greater awareness and understanding of different faiths and to forge and strengthen partnerships between inter faith groups. Many organisations and venues around England, Northern Ireland and Wales put on events. These include exhibitions, debates, lectures, workshops, open days and tours […]

Object of the Fortnight 28/10/2013

October 28, 20133:21 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:23 pmLeave a Comment

THE WHITE POPPY AND THE PEACE PLEDGE UNION Sunday 10th November is Remembrance Sunday. In recent years, there has been much controversy surrounding the red poppy. The white poppy has also stirred controversy during its time. The white poppy, like the red poppy, commemorates the men and women who have died in service. However, the white poppy also commemorates […]

Object of the Fortnight 16/10/2013

October 16, 20133:24 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:27 pmLeave a Comment

ISAAC HALL – BLACK AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR As we are still in October, this latest object of the fortnight continues to celebrate Black History Month. As we have just launched our Choices: Then and Now resource it seemed appropriate to look to that for inspiration. This week’s object is not a tangible object at all, but a story […]

Object of the Fortnight 04/10/2013

October 4, 20133:27 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:29 pmLeave a Comment

This month is Black History Month. A dear friend of the Peace Museum, Thalia Campbell, has very kindly loaned us a banner which has nicely coincided with Black History Month. We are very proud to have given this banner a temporary home and it is on display at the Peace Museum for visitors to see. Thalia Campbell […]