Partners and Funders
The Peace Museum has worked with, and continues to work with various organisations and communities as part of partnerships and projects. These are vital in promoting the work of The Peace Museum and maintaining relationships with other organisations within the communities of Bradford and further afield, who are all working toward similar objectives. The museum is dedicated to co-creating projects with communities.
Here are some of the highlights of our partnerships and community projects;
Peace and Pandemic
Peace and Pandemic is an online exhibition created throughout 2020 during the covid-19 pandemic. The museum reached out to local communities through social media and existing contacts to collect people’s individual experiences throughout the pandemic relating to their health and wellbeing, creativity and their responses to ongoing events, such as the Black Lives Matter movement. The museum also collected stories from organisations who are focused on peace and activism and explored how they were impacted by the lockdown. The exhibition is still ongoing and we hope to continue to co-create new content online, and create a physical exhibition in the future. View the exhibition here.
Peace OUT is a project that explores LGBTQ+ peacemaking and activism. The museum worked with local LGBTQ+ communities and partners in Bradford and beyond to collect stories and objects of peacemaking and peaceful activism that culminated in the opening of an exhibition in the main galleries. Our partners included Free 2B-ME, a facebook support group for LGBTQ+ people in Bradford, the Equity Centre, African Rainbow Family and Bradford Council. In early 2020, the museum was awarded funding from the Art Fund to turn this exhibition into a touring exhibition that will launch at Bradford Pride and visit various community venues across the city. This project is on hold until 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. Find out more about the first exhibition here.
The Peace Museum has continued links with the Impressions Gallery in Bradford. In 2017 the museum was involved in a Heritage Lottery Funded Young Roots project. Working with the Impressions Gallery New Focus group which is specifically for young people aged 16-24, The Peace Museum ran a workshop on accessing our collection and the New Focus group produced a First World War resource, ‘No Man’s Land’ which focused on women’s photography during the war and featured items from The Peace Museum’s collection. New Focus then helped co-curate The Peace Museum’s exhibition A Flawed Peace? in 2018. Find out more here.
2018 marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. To commemorate this, the museum opened a temporary exhibition entitled ’60 Years of CND’, which through objects in the collection, created a timeline of CND history. To mark the day the campaign was launched, on February 17th, the museum partnered with Yorkshire CND in a commemoration event, with the museum hosting a ‘Bring Your Own Museum’ activity, where local people could bring along their objects relating to CND history. In early 2020, objects from the museum’s collection went on loan to Yorkshire CND to exhibit in Hebden Bridge and Halifax. Our collection covers the history of CND and we continue to collect objects relating to their current activities. Visit their website here.
The Brick Box
The Brick Box is an arts company based in Bradford and we have worked together on various projects since 2016. In October and November 2016, the museum exhibited objects as part of the Wild Woods events which transformed the old Marks and Spencer building in Bradford City Centre into an immersive and exciting indoor art space. They hosted us in a temporary space in 2018 to mark our 20th anniversary, and we often use The Brick Box Bar and arts venue on Ivegate to host events related to our exhibitions and programmes. Find out more about their work here.
Faith and Peace
The Faith and Peace project was a three year touring exhibition project in collaborating with the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship that includes artwork created by local women of different faiths. Find out more here.
Peace after Partition
In 2017, The Peace Museum launched a project exploring the effects of the Partition of India to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the event, that culminated in a co-created exhibition, developed with South East Asian communities in Bradford. Find out more here.
In April 2017 The Peace Museum launched the Journeys exhibition which was a co-creation of art pieces by six artists from BIASAN (Bradford Immigration & Asylum Support & Advice Network), on themes such as migration, identity and refuge.
The launch included the opportunity to speak to some of the artists (Mo, Ayham and his sister Yeser, Salima, Yashar and Asma), as well as a panel of speakers. Find out more here.
Visit our Past Projects page to find out more.
The Peace Museum has received generous support from the following:
Arts Council England
Museum Development Yorkshire
Lansbury House Trust Fund
Give Peace a Chance Trust
The Ganton Education Trust
Bryan Lancaster Fund
The Scurrah Wainwright Charity
W F Southall Trust
Anglican Pacifist Fellowship
P and W Webster Trust
Francis Camfield Trust
Joyce Green Association
The Brelms Trust
The Daiwa Foundation
Links and information of other organisations working for peace.
Please note the Peace Museum UK has no control over the content of these sites and their inclusion here does not imply endorsement.
International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) An international network of non-profit educational institutions that promote a culture of peace through interpreting, collecting and displaying peace-related material. INMP also includes peace-related sites, centres, and institutions which are involved in peace education through exhibitions, documentation and other related activities. The Peace Museum is a member of INMP.
Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Housed in the former hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary, the museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war; other museum exhibitions examine wider themes of discrimination, tolerance, justice and human rights.
Caen Memorial (Normandy, France) Caen Memorial is one of the first European memorial sites. The museum consists of three main spaces: ‘International tensions and the Second World War’, ‘the Cold War’, and ‘Peace’.
Cambodia Landmine Museum (Angkor, Cambodia) Founded in 1997, the museum tells the story of the landmines, their effect and the heroic efforts to get landmines removed. The museum is also a home that provides education and support for those affected by landmines.
Children’s Museum for Peace and Human Rights (Karachi, Pakistan) Founded in 2001, the museum developed from the Human Rights Education Programme (HREP) which has been working in Pakistan since 1995.
Dayton International Peace Museum (Dayton, Ohio USA) Founded in 2004, the museum aims to contribute to a local, national and international culture of peace through exhibits, activities and events that focus on nonviolent choices.
Gernika Peace Museum (Gernika, Spain) Founded in 1998, The Gernika Peace Museum tells the history of the area, Gernika-Lumo . The mission of the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation is to preserve, display, publicise, conduct research and educate visitors in the basic ideas of the culture of peace, and the past and present relation of this culture to the history of Gernika-Lumo.
Peace Partners Aims to create positive change by supporting The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), sharing its vision of peace and building partnerships with organisations involved in similar purpose.
Wales for Peace is a Welsh Centre for International Affairs project that aims to support communities across Wales to tell the story of how Wales has contributed to peace in the 100 years since the First World War. This includes working with young people in and out of school so they can uncover and share hidden histories, develop critical thinking and communication skills and reflect on how to work towards a peaceful Wales and the world in the future.