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Article 9 and International Peacemaking

August 26, 202210:44 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:44 pmLeave a Comment

In May 1947, Article 9 was added into the Constitution of Japan. The origins of the article, and who was behind its conception, are as debated as how it should be interpreted, but its wording is clearer: it was to be a clause that aimed at creating ‘international peace’. 75 years later, this blog post […]

Translating Peace

July 29, 202210:50 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:44 pmLeave a Comment

With our Defining Peace exhibition drawing to a close, we wanted to reflect this month not just on the ways that peace looks different in different people’s lives, but also on the different words people have used around the world to mean peace.   Words can take on many different meanings depending on the environment […]

Bradford City of Sanctuary – Refugee Week 2022

June 24, 202210:55 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:45 pmLeave a Comment

At the end of last month, Bradford was announced as City of Culture 2025. This month, and this refugee week, we wanted to celebrate one of the things that makes the district so special, and such a unique cultural hub: its history as a City of Sanctuary. Bradford is a culturally diverse city, and this […]

Protest and accessibility

May 27, 202211:00 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:46 pmLeave a Comment

Peaceful protest has long been one of the key methods used by people campaigning for a better world. When we picture what a protest looks like, we might imagine a group of people standing or marching together, chanting or singing loudly, and waving banners and placards. But what happens when the people attending protests aren’t […]

International peace movements and the tradition of Easter marches

April 30, 202211:07 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:46 pmLeave a Comment

The origin of the Easter march tradition is something we have explored in previous blog posts, and through various exhibitions at the museum; it is well represented in our collections. However, something that we haven’t explored in much detail is how widespread this tradition became internationally, and what it looks like today. The first peace […]

Badges, Peace and Protest – March 2022

March 28, 202211:14 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:47 pmLeave a Comment

This month’s blog post is a little different! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Greenham Common Peace camp, The Peace Museum worked with artist Layla Khoo in 2021, inviting members of the public to Artworks in Halifax to come and make their own protest badges. These events ran alongside Calder Valley CND’s ‘Our Greenham’ exhibition, […]

LGBTHM 2022: Why do we include LGBTQ+ rights in peace history?

February 25, 202211:23 amSeptember 22, 2023 12:47 pmLeave a Comment

With LGBTQ+ History Month coming to an end, and the museum’s Peace Out exhibition finishing its stay at the Equity Centre in Bradford, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the impact of the exhibition, and why LGBTQ+ stories are vital to a peace collection. With a large proportion of our collections focusing […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022: Remembering Bradford’s Jewish Refugees

January 27, 202212:33 pmSeptember 22, 2023 12:38 pmLeave a Comment

The 27th of January is Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the day in 1945 when the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated. This year, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is planting a tree in Bradford, along with a time capsule containing the stories of two of its past members – Rudolf Leaver and Albert Waxman – who […]

The Linen Memorial

October 29, 202112:48 pmSeptember 22, 2023 12:51 pmLeave a Comment

This blog post is about an item we were thrilled to accept into our collection in 2020: The Linen Memorial. Read below for some more information about the artist, Lycia Trouton, and the historical inspiration behind her piece.    The Linen Memorial is an alternative history of the Northern Ireland Troubles. There was also a […]

Champions of Peace: Reflecting on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

August 10, 202112:52 pmSeptember 22, 2023 12:56 pmLeave a Comment

We’ve explored the link between sports and peace before at the museum – we even have an Olympic torch from 2012 in our collection! With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games over, and the Paralympic Games starting soon, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the wonderful moments of peace-making that we’ve […]