PAST PROJECT-2017

The Peace Museum is extremely excited to be involved in a brilliant new project with New Focus, a volunteer group of young people age 16-25 from the Impressions Gallery.

No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints of the First World War takes you on a journey through the lives of some amazing female photographers who worked during the First World War.

This groundbreaking publication No Man’s Land was created by New Focus a young people’s project group from the Impressions Gallery, Bradford.

The book features images from The Peace Museum collection, including a reprint of members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at their 1919 conference in Zurich, made from an original wood and copper printing block.

No Man’s Land is being distributed to all secondary schools and libraries throughout the Bradford district thanks to the support of National Lottery Players. New Focus are also running workshops in schools to engage pupils with the themes in the book, as well as developing creative activities at Impressions Gallery to share their experiences with other young people.

New Focus visited The Peace Museum back in February earlier this year to explore our collection in search of photographs and objects related to women during the First World War. They will also be visiting the Liddle Collection at the University of Leeds and the archive at the Imperial War Museum, London.

The project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) ‘Young Roots’ scheme.  To find out more about the project, you can view the press release here: file:///C:/Users/Head%20of%20Museum/Downloads/HLF%20Press%20Release.pdf

Photo credit: Hanna Ahmed (left) and Nazish Majid looking at items from the archive at The Peace Museum, Bradford
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