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The Peace Museum is working with local visitor experience design company The Creative Core

September 4, 20239:19 amSeptember 29, 2023 9:27 am

We’re working with visitor experience design company The Creative Core to develop our new public exhibition and engagement spaces at Salts Mill in Saltaire. The galleries have been designed with accessibility and audience engagement in mind, and will display a larger proportion of our collection. We’re aiming to reopen these galleries to the public in summer 2024.

The Creative Core team are based in West Yorkshire, and are working closely with museum staff on the project. Their approach puts visitors and communities first, building connection, meaning and pride through co-creation and human-centred design. In recent years, they have worked on projects with The Childrens’ Country House at Sudbury Hall and Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds.

The gallery development is part of the IMAGINE: Creating The Peace Museum of the Future project. Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project will focus on creating engaging and accessible exhibitions, and developing a dedicated learning space in its new home. Opening in these new premises will create many more opportunities for visitors, researchers, and community groups to explore the diverse range of stories told by the museum’s collection.

“We’re so excited to be working with The Creative Core on this project. Their team have taken the time to really understand our collection, and to help us create galleries that reflect our communities. We can’t wait to see their designs come to life, and to be able to welcome many more visitors to the new galleries next year.”

Charlotte Houlahan, Curator at The Peace Museum.

“Creative Core are proud to help reimagine the unique Peace Museum, telling the untold stories of peace, peacemakers, and peace movements in Bradford, a city rooted in a rich and enduring history of reform, welcome and sanctuary. 

This crucial step in the museum’s journey, at a time of renewed awareness and energy in the struggle for peace, social justice and reform both locally, nationally and internationally is more relevant than ever. 

The Peace Museum and the Creative Core have more in common than just geographic proximity. We share a common belief that visitor experiences can change lives and inspire action on the level of the individual visitor and the wider community.”

Nichola Ward, Creative Director at The Creative Core.

Learn more about The Creative Core on their website here. 

Written by Ezra Kingston