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January Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month is a communist party poster produced in the 1960s calling for U.S. Troops to be pulled out of Vietnam and an end to the War.  On the left hand side of the poster is a picture of a soldier giving a child a drink and underneath is a picture […]

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December Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month blog is a special Christmas themed blog.  Christmas is celebrated each year by billions of people around the world by Christians and non- Christians alike, as a religious and cultural celebration. We have a number of Christmas related objects in our collection including this month’s object of the month: […]

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November Object of the Month Blog

November is an eventful month in Peace history; it is on the 20th November 1962 that the Cuban Missile crisis concluded as President John F. Kennedy announced he had lifted the U.S naval blockade of Cuba stating that “the evidence to date indicates that all known offensive missile sites in Cuba have been dismantled.”  It […]

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Object of the Month Blog – Wicker Basket

This month’s object of the month blog is dedicated to a traditional wicker wooden basket; it belonged to the late, long serving peace campaigner, Frances MacKeith. It is said that Frances purchased the basket at the age of twenty five. She bought it once Britain declared war on Germany which began World War Two. Frances […]

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New Object in the Collection

Remembering Srebrenica Flag Remembering Srebrenica, an organisation set up to honour the victims and survivors of the Srebrenica, has kindly donated the Peace Museum a striking flag. The flag was flown from Bradford City Hall during Srebrenica Memorial Week in July and was designed by flag maker Charles Ashburner. We hope to display the flag […]

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Object of the Month – Greenham Common Banner

September’s Object of the Month is our ever-popular Greenham Common Banner The Object: September’s Object of the Month is a banner from the Women’s Action for Disarmament march, which consisted of thirty-six women, from the Women for Life on Earth group, four men and several small children. The large banner includes a hand drawn map […]

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International Day of Peace Special Blog

The International Day of Peace A special blog to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace. The International Day of Peace, also sometimes referred to as World Peace Day,  was first established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, the first peace day was observed the following year, in 1982, the theme of which […]

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Object of the month – Silver Crane from Hiroshima

Object of the month: Sliver Crane from Hiroshima  The Object: August’s Object of the Month is a small silver model of a crane made from paper-type art clay, which is only a few centimeters long and just over six centimeters wide, and sits in a small box in our archive. The image of the crane […]

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Object of the Month – The Kindertransport Case

Object of the Month: Axel Landmann’s Kindertransport Suitcase The Object: Brown fibreboard suitcases may seem unexceptional as many readers and visitors may have owned one of their own, but this 1930s suitcase is an artefact of one of history’s finest rescue missions.  It was carried by a nine year old boy named Axel Landmann in […]

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