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Object of the Moment: Pieces of Peace Blog part 2

July 8, 201810:23 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:26 amLeave a Comment

Part Two People and Protest during the First World War The First World War was one of the most violent episodes of the twentieth century. Many people refused to take up arms and fight, and these were known as conscientious objectors. They refused to take up arms for many different reasons. Some did it out […]

Object of the moment: Pieces of Peace Blog part 1

July 7, 201810:28 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:32 amLeave a Comment

Note: the content of this blog post no longer fully reflects the way in which The Peace Museum interprets this object. We are working on reinterpreting this object for the new museum at Salts Mill to better incorporate the experiences of the Lenape people. Part One What is the oldest object in the Peace Museum? […]

York Amnesty Quilt

December 28, 201710:33 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:35 amLeave a Comment

On 28 December the museum received visitors from York Amnesty International group to see the large quilt created by York Amnesty to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Amnesty in 2011. The quilt has been loaned to the museum and was on display as part of the Challenging the Fabric of Society exhibition. […]

September Object of the Month Blog 2017

September 23, 201710:39 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:42 amLeave a Comment

The Daigo Fukuryū Maru which translates to the Lucky Dragon 5, was a Japanese wooden tuna fishing vessel.  It was on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands on 1st March 1954 when it was exposed to nuclear fall-out from the testing of the Castle Bravo thermonuclear weapon by the United States […]

Object of the Moment: Wildcat Anarchist Comics by Donald Rooum

August 9, 201710:43 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:44 amLeave a Comment

Born in Bradford in 1928, Donald Rooum is an activist, anarchist, cartoonist and writer. He studied graphic design in the city before moving to London and his cartoons have been published in Peace News, The Spectator and Private Eye. Donald’s cartoons explore themes of peace, war, anarchy and international relations. His comic strip ‘Wildcat’ has been published in the anarchist […]

May Object of the Month

May 15, 201710:45 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:47 amLeave a Comment

International Conscientious Objector Day – Prisoner of Conscience Every year since 1985, the 15 May has been marked as International Conscientious Objectors Day. A Conscientious Objector is defined as someone who refuses to serve in the armed forces or bear military arms. This may be for moral, religious, political or humanitarian reasons. The day was […]

Work Placement Student Blog – Hosaam Qureshi

May 1, 201710:48 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:50 amLeave a Comment

Reflections of a work placement student Hosaam Qureshi, a Level 1 Travel and Tourism student from Bradford College, recently undertook a work placement here at The Peace Museum to give him experience of working within a museum environment. Here are some of his reflections about his time here and his favourite objects; “What I have […]

April Object of the Month Blog

April 1, 201710:50 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:53 amLeave a Comment

Embrace the Earth This month’s object of the month is a booklet from the 1980s entitled ‘Embrace the Earth’ the booklet was created by Green CND and is currently on display at the Wild Woods in Darley Street, Bradford as part of our display on Environmental Peace.  The booklet is particular interesting as it displays […]

March Object of the Month

March 8, 201710:54 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:56 amLeave a Comment

Women for Peace Quilt This month on 8th March is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is an annual global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme for this year is #BeBoldForChange. To mark this day The […]

February Object of the Month

February 1, 201710:57 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:59 amLeave a Comment

CND placard This month’s object of the month is a CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) placard that was carried at the first Aldermaston march in April 1958. The placard was made by Northampton CND and is of the symbol for nuclear disarmament, which was created for the march by Bradford artist Gerald Holtom. However, as […]