Collection

Object of the Month – Mothers for Peace Quilt

The Mothers for Peace movement began in 1981 when four mothers travelled to the Soviet Union and four mothers travelled to the United States with messages of peace. It was founded by Lucy Behenna and Marion Mansergh, who were concerned about the on-going Cold War and the escalating arms race. They hoped that mothers from […]

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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Women’s rights

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Women’s rights The time of the year is nearly approaching to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WILPF.  In April 1915 a congregation of women from a range of backgrounds and cultures gathered together in an International Congress in The Hague as a reaction to the […]

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Travelling Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions The Peace Museum has five travelling exhibitions that are available for loan by an organisation/individual for the purposes of a short-term display. They cover various themes and topics and come in a range of different sizes. We do not charge for this service; however the borrower must cover postage and packaging costs. In […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day Blog

From 1941-1945, the Nazi party in German were intent upon the total destruction of the Jews in Europe. Initially, this began with denying rights and civil liberties to the Jewish population in German and forcibly moving them to ghettos. The Nazi party also began to circulate propaganda across Germany in order to demonise the Jews. […]

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Object of the Fortnight-09/10/2014- GREENHAM COMMON WOMEN’S PEACE CAMP COLLAGES

Object of the Fortnight-09/10/2014- Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp Collages     This week blog looks at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. There are many items in the museum’s collection which cover this event.  However, today’s blog will discuss the beautiful collection of collages depicting the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.  History of the […]

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OBJECT OF THE FORTNIGHT- 10/09/2014-‘PEACE ONE DAY’

OBJECT OF THE FORTNIGHT- 10/09/2014-‘PEACE ONE DAY’   This week’s blog looks at the organisation called Peace One Day and their goal to make the 21st of September an international peace day. In our collection we have items that come from many different Peace days but this blog will focus on Peace One Day. Who […]

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