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Holocaust Memorial Day blog

January 27, 20209:30 amOctober 5, 2023 9:35 amLeave a Comment

This year to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Emilia Bazydlo, who is with us on placement from the University of Leeds, takes a closer look at our latest exhibition Eye As Witness: Recording the Holocaust and the amazing story of a featured photographer, Henryk Ross.  The 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi […]

Object of the Moment: Britian’s Nuclear Tests

October 1, 20199:36 amSeptember 25, 2023 9:39 amLeave a Comment

As we know, the United States had already developed nuclear weapons by the time that the Second World War had come to an end, leading to the devastating events that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This had a vast impact on the international balance of power at the time and led to a period of uncertainty […]

Aldermaston March 1958 and Nuclear Weapons Test Blog

October 1, 20199:31 amSeptember 25, 2023 9:34 amLeave a Comment

On 4th April 1958 a few thousand people gathered on Trafalgar Square. They marched for four days, often in unfavourable weather conditions, to Aldermaston. Some of them dropped out along the route, but the majority peacefully reached their destination. The march was Britain’s first expression of mass protest after World War II. The still vivid memories […]

Special Blog – Treaty of Versailles Clause 246: The Tale of a Tanzanian Skull

June 28, 20199:43 amOctober 5, 2023 9:36 amLeave a Comment

On 28th of June 1919, 100 years ago, after six months of negotiations, the document which was meant to ensure peace for Europe was signed. The Treaty of Versailles officially ended the First World War. Written almost exclusively by the Allies it resulted in creation of the League of Nations, the predecessor to the United Nations, […]

Chernobyl – A Nuclear Disaster

June 3, 20199:52 amOctober 5, 2023 9:38 amLeave a Comment

The events of 26th April 1986 have had a renewed interest since the release of HBO’s television series, examining the aftermath of the nuclear disaster. Millions across the world have watched the series. Tourism has increased to the region. Has Chernobyl renewed the debate around nuclear power? Emilia Bazydlo examines the event and how it influences […]

Stormé DeLarverie: “The Gay Community’s Rosa Parks”

May 23, 20199:55 amSeptember 25, 2023 9:57 amLeave a Comment

Our Peace OUT exhibition about LGBT+ activism and peacemaking begins with commemorating the Stonewall uprising, 50 years since the riot in New York City. It features activists such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. However, as one of our visitors noted, we did not mention the role of Stormé DeLarverie. Many witnesses who were […]

Object of the Moment: Axel Landmann’s suitcase

January 27, 201910:17 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:19 amLeave a Comment

Published on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019: Torn From Home Just twenty years after the destruction of the First World War, Europe and the rest of the world was thrust into conflict again. Throughout the inter-war period, many groups had campaigned for peace, but to no avail. To mark The Peace Museum’s 20th […]

Richmond Castle’s Cell Block explored further

September 8, 201810:06 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:09 amLeave a Comment

At the English Heritage Exhibition, Richmond Castle; The Cell Block, currently on at The Peace Museum, you can uncover the stories behind the 1000s of pieces of graffiti drawn and written on the walls of the cell block. The graffiti is from the late 19th century to the late 1960s but most dates from 1916 and 1939-40. It […]

Object of the Month – Silver Crane from Hiroshima

August 1, 201810:09 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:13 amLeave a Comment

Object of the Month – Sliver Crane from Hiroshima   The Object:  August’s Object of the Month is a small silver model of a crane made from paper-type art clay, which is only a few centimeters long and just over six centimeters wide, and sits in a small box in our archive. The image of the […]

Object of the Moment: Child’s Life Jacket

July 17, 201810:13 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:16 amLeave a Comment

In artist Suzanne Partridge’s dynamic new exhibition at the Peace Museum, Paper People, she aims to use emotive art and objects to hit home the severity of the current refugee crisis sweeping Europe. One such object is a small life jacket designed for a child refugee during the treacherous trips across the Aegan sea to European […]