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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 […]

OBJECT OF THE FORTNIGHT 04/09/2013

September 4, 20133:29 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:32 pmLeave a Comment

PEACE NEWS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – ‘THE GREAT MARCH’ Fifty years ago on the 28th of August, Martin Luther King (a leading Civil Rights activist) stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, in front of a crowd of 250,000 people and delivered the famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. Last week, President Barack Obama stood in […]

Object of the Fortnight 23/08/2013

August 23, 20133:32 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:34 pmLeave a Comment

‘MENACE OF CHEMICAL WARFARE TO CIVILIAN POPULATIONS’ LEAFLET With all of the film footage and eye witness accounts coming out of Syria about the alleged use of nerve gas on civilians, it seemed apt to choose an object connected to chemical warfare.   The leaflet entitled ‘Menace of Chemical Warfare to Civilian Populations’ was published in 1932 […]

Object of the Fortnight 07/08/2013

August 7, 20133:35 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:36 pmLeave a Comment

PEACE NEWS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – ‘THE NEWINGTON LODGE DEMONSTRATION’ Driving to work today, there was a news item on the radio about Bradfordians camping in City Park to raise awareness about the increasing number of homeless young people. This demonstration in 2013 echoes another about homeless fifty years ago in London. The headline of the Peace News on January […]

Object of the Fortnight 26/07/13

July 26, 20133:36 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:39 pmLeave a Comment

GLUE ME PEACE POSTER A new temporary exhibition about Nobel Peace Prize winners is now on show! This exhibition highlights some of the achievements and work by several Nobel Peace Prize winners with objects on display from our collections, such as Nobel Peace Prize medals, peace posters and commemorative artefacts. One object on display is the […]

Object of the Fortnight 28/6/13

June 28, 20133:40 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:42 pmLeave a Comment

The 75th Anniversary of Kindertransport The Kindertransport was an astonishing operation to rescue Jewish children and young adults from German occupied Europe.  This suitcase is a symbol of the many children who had to leave their families and possessions behind, in order to escape Nazi persecution. Britain sanctioned a mission to bring Jewish children to […]

Object of the Week- 19/4/2013

April 19, 20133:42 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:44 pmLeave a Comment

Object of the week is back!  This week it’s an embroidered  table runner produced by Grace Jeffree in 1936. The table runner illustrates events at a peace camp which was held in the village of Middle Wallop, Nether Wallop, Hampshire. Peace camps were organised by university students during the summer vacations between 1935 and 1939. These […]

Object of the Week 09/08/2012

August 9, 20123:45 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:46 pmLeave a Comment

This week’s Olympic value is Courage. Many Olympians throughout history have shown enormous courage, including Cathy Freeman who succeeded against the odds after becoming the first ever Aboriginal Commonwealth Games champion in 1994, winning a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games and finally becoming an Olympic champion in 2000 in Sydney.  Other courageous Olympians […]

Dixon City Academy Artwork

February 1, 20123:47 pmSeptember 25, 2023 3:49 pmLeave a Comment

The outgoing Lord Mayor of Bradford, Naveeda Ikram, has very kindly donated a piece of artwork to the Museum. It was created by students in Year 7 at Dixons City Academy. The text at the bottom reads “Even though we have different backgrounds…we are all equal”. The piece is now on display in the Bradford […]