The Peace Museum Creative Challenge #PMCreativeChallenge
Thanks to RESPONSE funding from Bradford Council, we’re thrilled to be working with a local artist to launch The Peace Museum Creative Challenge – a series of weekly art challenges based around our collection.
After a public call out, the museum have commissioned Bradford-born artist Nancy Haslam Chance to create a series of 8 weekly challenges as illustrated resources, inspired by some of the themes our collection of over 8,000 peace and protest objects.
Not just for kids, the challenges contain things for people of all ages to engage with and could be enjoyed by adults as a mindfulness exercise, during these testing times
Easy to complete at home, the weekly challenges contain things to do with stuff people may have lying around the house and don’t require people to have expensive art supplies. We’ll be bringing the museum into your homes and encouraging you to share your creations with us.
Week 1: Peace Objects
We have been inspired by the object Peace Launch Dove Josefina de Vasconcellos to find peaceful objects in our own homes.
Week 2: Banners
We have a collection of over 200 banners! Find out how to make your own.
Week 3: Drawing
This week we have been inspired by a Kindertransport suitcase we have in our collection and are doing some mindfulness drawings.
Week 4: Rainbows
This week we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the LGBTQ+ rainbow pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker.
Week 5: Badges
We have over 200 badges in our collection including the first pottery CND badges made by Eric Austen. Make your own!
Week 6: Peace Heroes
This week we will be drawing someone from our lives or history who makes the world a better or more peaceful place.
Week 7: Peace Symbols
We’ve been inspired by the many objects we have featuring the CND symbol. Design your own peace symbol.
Week 8: Peace Poppies
This week we are inspired by objects from the collection to do with the peace poppy, which is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.