Archive for June, 2020

#PMCreativeChallenge Week 5: Badges!

This week we are looking at badges for The Peace Museum Creative Challenge. We have over 200 badges in our collection including the first pottery CND badges made by Eric Austen. We often pick up badges as souvenirs throughout our lives, from holidays or museums and galleries. We wear them to show other people about […]

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Peace and Pandemic: Call out

We’re launching Peace and Pandemic – an online exhibition which explores the impact of global pandemic on communities across the UK and beyond and examines how peace movements have continued to campaign through changing circumstances. Peace and Pandemic will be an ongoing and responsive exhibition and we’re looking for content relating to communities and campaigning […]

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The Peace Museum Newsletter Summer 2020

After a successful run of exhibitions and educational outreach over the past year, we were able to expand the scope of our work, making 2020 an ambitious and busy year for the museum. From partnerships with national organisations to securing substantial funding for making new exhibitions, the profile of the museum was set to be […]

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#PMCreativeChallenge Week 4: Rainbows

For this Peace Museum Creative Challenge we are taking inspiration from the most enigmatic of weather phenomena, the rainbow! This week we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the LGBTQ+ rainbow pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker.  Gilbert designed the pride flag on 25th June 1978 in response to a need for a symbol that could […]

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#PMCreativeChallenge: Week 3

This week’s The Peace Museum Creative Challenge is inspired by Axel Landmann’s Kindertransport suitcase – one of the most special objects in the museum’s collection. For this #PMCreativeChallenge, we’re doing a mindfulness drawing exercise thinking about objects we would take in our imaginary suitcase. The objects we collect will be almost like a museum to […]

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#PM Creative Challenge Week 2: Banners

  Welcome to week two of The Peace Museum Creative Challenge! This week’s challenge is inspired by the museum’s collection of over 200 banners – and we’re going to be making our own out of things you may have at home. Artist Nancy Haslam-Chance is going to be taking you through this week’s challenge below. […]

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Our collection tells the untold stories of those who have campaigned for peace, often in the face of violence, aggression and a legal system that criminalises them. The death of George Floyd and the treatment of black people across the world, including in the UK, reminds us that there is much more to be done […]

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#PMCreativeChallenge: Week 1

As you may know, we have teamed up with local artist Nancy Haslam-Chance for The Peace Museum Creative Challenge – a series of 8 weekly art challenges based around objects in our collection. This week we’ve taken inspiration from a dove sculpture by Josefina de Vasconcellos, who has inspired us to look for peace symbols in […]

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