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Challenging the Fabric of Society

March 1, 201712:46 pmSeptember 28, 2023 12:48 pm

Past Exhibition: November 2016 – March 2017 The Peace Museum holds a unique and varied textile collection, including handmade banners and quilts that have been used at some of the most important peaceful protests and demonstrations of the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition showcased these textiles across the galleries. With a vibrant mix of colour and handmade […]

Wild Woods Bradford – Peace Textile Exhibition

October 1, 201612:49 pmSeptember 28, 2023 12:50 pm

PAST EXHIBITION- 2016 The Peace Museum was delighted to announce its involvement with ‘Wild Woods Bradford’. The project was run by arts organisation The Brick Box, in the iconic Marks and Spencer’s building, on Bradford’s Darley Street.  The previously empty space was brought to life, with art, exhibitions, food drink and music, across four Friday […]

Courage, Conscience and Creativity Exhibition

May 28, 20161:03 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:05 pm

CO-Curated by The Peace Museum! 28 May – 4 Dec 2016, Leeds City Museum As part of Leeds City Museum’s First World War commemorations, Leeds City Museum have opened a new community display and is co-curated by The Peace Museum, Concord Interfaith Network and Leeds Quakers. The display focuses on the themes of peace, interfaith […]

‘Subveillance: 50 years of the University of Bradford from below’

April 28, 201612:57 pmSeptember 28, 2023 12:59 pm

Exhibition has now closed, details below. “The exhibition focuses on the alternative and counter-cultural activity in and around University of Bradford over the course of half a century where art has been a means to surveil and speak back to institutions of power whilst creating grassroots networks of mutual support and security.” Subveillance: 50 years […]

A force for peace? The History of European Cooperation

January 1, 20161:05 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:06 pm

PAST EXHIBITION- 2016 This exhibition featured a newly acquired 1919 copy of the Treaty of Versailles, objects relating to the League of Nations, the UN, and explored the development of the European Economic Community, which became the European Union. It provided information on the British referendum on Britain’s continued membership to the EU and presented arguments […]

Responses to Conflict

October 28, 20151:07 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:10 pm

The theme of our new exhibition is responses to conflict and contains objects from the two World Wars, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan. Some of our objects include: a traditional wicker basket which is also featured in our October ‘Object of the Month’ blog. The basket belonged […]

Peace History is Herstory Too: An Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Peace History

March 28, 20151:10 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:13 pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, and the Centenary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in April, the Peace Museum is proud to present an exhibition exploring the efforts of women and women’s groups throughout history to campaign for peace and equality. The exhibition was originally meant to run from […]

Bradford Peace Trail

January 28, 20151:16 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:18 pm

Walk around Bradford, a City of Peace with this trail including several locations, each telling stories of peace, conflict and reconciliation.  The trail includes a range of walkable sites that immortalise conflicts, including world wars and related events. These are a reminder of the debt we owe to others and a pointer to a better […]

Maggie Glover: Painter of Honest Portraits

September 28, 201412:59 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:02 pm

Margaret Glover was a contemporary artist and peace activist who through her work, combined her passions of peace and art to create a fascinating socio-historical record of peace activism. Maggie covered various meetings, peace vigils conferences, anti-war protests throughout her life, and these are depicted through her artwork. Following on from a successful exhibition showcasing Maggie’s […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Visit

April 28, 20121:18 pmSeptember 28, 2023 1:20 pm

PAST EVENT-2012 The University of Bradford hosted it’s annual Peace Jam event over the weekend of the 27th-29th April and this year’s visiting Nobel Peace Laureate, visited the Peace Museum on the Friday afternoon. Adolfo Perez Esquivel is from Argentina and a very well known artist as well as an internationally recognised  peacemaker. He honored the Museum, by deciding […]