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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 to a lady called Frances Mackeith who bought it upon the announcement of WWII in the United Kingdom. Frances was an active campaigner for more than 50 years and took the basket with her on all her peace campaigns. We also have a collection of satirical cartoons relating to the Cold War, a fragment of the Berlin Wall and a splinter from a dismantled SS23 Soviet missile and many more interesting objects.

Please note this exhibition has now closed

Written by Ezra Kingston