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The Little Suitcase and Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27, 201711:04 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:06 amLeave a Comment

The Little Suitcase and Holocaust Memorial Day-January Object of the Month Blog This month’s Object of the Month is a little suitcase that belonged to a lady named Ursula Michel (26/10/1923 – 08/08/2011) and accompanied her on one of the last Kindertransport trains fleeing Nazi rule from Ludwigshafen, Germany to England on 25th August 1939. […]

January Object of the Month Blog

January 1, 201710:59 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:01 amLeave a Comment

This month’s object of the month is a communist party poster produced in the 1960s calling for U.S. Troops to be pulled out of Vietnam and an end to the War.  On the left hand side of the poster is a picture of a soldier giving a child a drink and underneath is a picture […]

December Object of the Month Blog 2016

December 25, 20161:00 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:02 pmLeave a Comment

Peace at Christmas Time It’s that time of year again, so of course the theme for this month’s object of the month blog is ‘Peace at Christmas time’, however you celebrate this festive season, we at The Peace Museum hope you have a joyous and peaceful time.  One interesting thing about this time of year […]

An Olympic Relay Torch Joins the Collection

December 1, 201611:06 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:08 amLeave a Comment

On October the 16th at the Routes to Peace Pre-Launch,  the Museum accepted a new item to the collection. Kindly donated by Brenda Thomson this Olympic Relay Torch was carried through Batley, West Yorkshire on the 25th July, in the build up to London 2012. It is currently on display in the Museum’s temporary exhibition […]

November Object of the Month

November 1, 201611:09 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:11 amLeave a Comment

November is an eventful month in Peace history; it is on the 20th November 1962 that the Cuban Missile crisis concluded as President John F. Kennedy announced he had lifted the U.S naval blockade of Cuba stating that “the evidence to date indicates that all known offensive missile sites in Cuba have been dismantled.” It […]

November Object of the Month Blog 2016

November 1, 201610:35 amSeptember 25, 2023 10:39 amLeave a Comment

‘Remembrance is not Enough’ Banner-November Object of the Month Blog In our collection at The Peace Museum, we have many objects relating to remembrance, including a beautiful banner by Thalia Campbell a peace protester famous for her banners. The banner includes the words ‘Remembrance is not enough’, in big, bold, gold lettering, surrounded by red, […]

Object of the Month: Nelson Mandela freedom banner

October 1, 201611:15 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:17 amLeave a Comment

This month’s object of the month is a banner made by Thalia Campbell with the words “Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70” stitched onto it. The zero of the 70 has the logo of the Anti-Apartheid movement inside it as a yin and yang symbol. The banner was carried by world leaders at the head of […]

October Object of the Month 2016

October 1, 201611:12 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:15 amLeave a Comment

Poetry and photography by Yoshito Matsushige- October Object of the Month Thursday 6th October 2016 is National Poetry Day, “the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical.”  It is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its audience.  Bringing together leading poetry, literacy and literary […]

2016 International Day of Peace

September 21, 201611:18 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:20 amLeave a Comment

A special blog to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace The International Day of Peace, also sometimes referred to as World Peace Day, was first established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The first peace day was observed the following year, in 1982, the theme of which was “The right of people […]

September Object of the Month

September 1, 201611:21 amSeptember 25, 2023 11:23 amLeave a Comment

‘Don’t Attack Iraq’ Poster This month’s object of the month is a poster mounted on a heavy sheet of plywood entitled ‘Don’t Attack Iraq’ advertising a protest in London on September 28, 2002 against British and US plans for a pre-emptive invasion of Iraq. An estimated 200,000 to 500,000 people participated. The Iraq war began […]