We’re bringing a brand-new exhibition to Bradford this May, based at Kala Sangam in the city centre. Defining Peace: Past, Present & Future is an exhibition that asks the question “what is peace?”, and gives visitors the opportunity to define it for themselves.

Defining Peace will open on Tuesday 10 May 2022, and run until Friday 29 July 2022. Please join us for the exhibition launch at Kala Sangam from 6-8pm on Tuesday 10 May – everybody is welcome.

The objects in our collection tell stories of peacemaking from the past, but it is also continuing to grow and reflect the different ways in which people are working to create a more peaceful world today. Defining Peace will showcase a series of objects, some of which were chosen by our supporters, which look both at the history of peace movements and at peacemaking as an active endeavour. This is an opportunity for visitors to see some of the highlights of our collection in person while our galleries remain closed.

This exhibition will also help to shape the future of The Peace Museum. As we prepare to move premises, we want to hear what peace means to you! Visitors will be able to add to the exhibition with their ideas about peace: what it means to them, and what it means to Bradford in 2022. 

For those unable to make it to the exhibition in person, there will be an opportunity to have your say via our website – more details to follow. We’re keen to hear from as many people as possible, and the feedback we get during this exhibition will be used to shape our future exhibitions, events and collecting.

The exhibition will be free to view during Kala Sangam's regular opening times (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri & 9am – 2pm Sat).

With thanks to Kala Sangam for making this exhibition possible. You can learn more about their work here.