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A Women’s March Through Time – IWD 2020

March 8, 202010:12 amSeptember 28, 2023 10:15 am

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us for A Woman’s March Through Time – a taster of our virtual reality experience all about female protest. Come along and don a headset, travel through time and history and explore the story of women’s resistance.

Using artefacts from the Peace Museum’s unique collection, this VR experience invites you to wander through a virtual protest march. Meet the experts and hear the experiences of women and girls involved in the project.

Sunday 8th March, 12-2pm at The Peace Museum.

More info about the project:

We have partnered with Remembering Resistance to create A Woman’s March Through Time – a chronicle of the story of women’s resistance through virtual reality.

Remembering Resistance is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project exploring 100 years of women’s protest in the North of England. Working alongside New Focus young people’s photography group and students from Grange School in Bradford, the project will draw together resources from The Peace Museum’s collection as well as material from Lancaster University’s Remembering Resistance project which celebrates women’s activism, to create a unique VR experience.

Rooted in Bradford, the viewer will navigate through a march led by the Bradford Female Radical Association of 1839, encountering virtual representatives of northern women’s movements chronologically through the ages.

Pupils from Grange School and New Focus will explore The Peace Museum’s collection of over 7000 objects relating to peaceful activism and select relevant artefacts, such as posters or banners. These objects will be digitised by Lancaster’s team to form part of the virtual reality march.

During the VR experience, viewers will then be able to ‘select’ artefacts from the virtual march to find out more information. Extracts from oral histories illustrating women’s experiences of protest collected through Remembering Resistance will also be included in the virtual march, creating a multisensory experience.

The virtual march will be available across different platforms, including the Google cardboard app and viewer and via a web-based platform, enabling teachers to access the materials through an interactive whiteboard, widening access and participation in the resource. The project will be co-ordinated by Lancaster University, co-designed with young people, delivered by education and museum professionals, and will be shared throughout the project partner’s networks.

Find out more about the Remembering Resistance project here.

Written by Ezra Kingston