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Past Projects

Here is a selection of information about past projects the museum has been involved in from exhibition and events, to community work and collaborative projects with other museums and organisations. 

You can also view our catalogue of newsletters below.

Defining Peace (May-July 2023)

We held an exhibition at Kala Sangam in Bradford, which asked the question “what is peace?”.

Peace means something different to everybody, and the ways that people work to create a more peaceful world are also just as varied. As well as exploring the history of peacemaking through some of the museum’s collections, visitors were able to add to the exhibition with their ideas about peace – what it means to them, and what it means to Bradford in 2022.

The exhibition is now closed; however, you can see some of the objects featured online here.

Peace Out LGBTQ+ Spoken Word Night

The Peace Museum held a free evening of poetry at Bradford’s Bread + Roses on 30.9.22.

The evening was to celebrate The Peace Museum’s 2019 exhibition, Peace Out, going on tour. It featured performances from local punk poet Bernie-the-bolt and other LGBTQ+ poets, followed by an open-mic, where guests shared their work.

Peace Out is a project exploring Peace and LGBTQ+ activism. It was on display at Bread + Roses until the 29.10.22.

This project was supported by Museum Development Yorkshire and ArtFund.

Peace OUT – Show and Tell (Feb 2021)

As part of Peace OUT, our project exploring LGBTQ+ activism and peace, we ran a Show + Tell event to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in Bradford. 

We told participants a little bit about our collection, and our Equality Action Plan. We then opened up the floor for LGBTQ+ people in Bradford and their allies to present objects which told their stories.

Objects on loan (2017)

Photography for The Peace Museum, October/November 2016.

From 23.3.17. to 28.8.17., some objects from our collection went on loan to the Imperial War Museum in London for their new exhibition, ‘People Power Fighting for Peace’. This included the iconic Greenham Common Peace Camp banner designed by textile artist Thalia Campbell. 

If you are interested in loaning objects from our collection, contact [email protected]

The Peace Museum Creative Challenge (2020)

Thanks to RESPONSE funding from Bradford Council, we worked 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 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.

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