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The Peace Museum Creative Challenge #PMCreativeChallenge

December 28, 20208:39 amSeptember 28, 2023 8:45 am

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.

Written by Ezra Kingston