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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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#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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Object of the Moment Blog: ‘The Menace of Chemical Warfare to Civilian Populations’ Pamphlet by Arthur J. Gillian.

On the 7th May, to coincide with VE Day, The Peace Museum was supposed to open a new exhibition funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Bombs…Away! will explore the impact of civilian bombing against civilians during World War Two and how the peace movement responded to it. Whilst we have had to postpone the […]

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Special Blog: Working as an Intern at the Museum

Special Blog: #MuseumFromHome For #MuseumFromHome Day which takes place on Thursday 30th April 2020, we thought we would bring a special blog written by our intern Emilia Bazydlo giving an insight into what it’s like to work at The Peace Museum. “My name is Emilia Bazydlo, I study History of Art at University of Leeds, […]

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On This Day: Women’s Activism at Greenham Common

  Our placement student Emilia Bazydlo from University of Leeds has written the following post about just one of the groundbreaking moments in the history of peace activism to occur at the iconic Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.  On this day 37 years ago, on 1st of April 1983, 70,000 peace demonstrators formed a human chain […]

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Aldermaston March and Nuclear Weapons Tests

On 4th April 1958 a few thousands of people gathered on Trafalgar Square. They marched for four days, often in unfavourable weather conditions, to Aldermaston. Some of them dropped out along the route, but the majority peacefully reached their destination. The march was Britain’s first expression of mass protest after World War II. The still […]

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Chernobyl-A Nuclear Disaster

The events of 26th April 1986 have had a renewed interest since the release of HBO’s television series, examining the aftermath of the nuclear disaster. Millions across the world have watched the series. Tourism has increased to the region. Has Chernobyl renewed the debate around nuclear power? Emilia Bazydlo examines the event and how it […]

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Object of the Moment-International Conscientious Objector Day

Conscientious Objectors To coincide with International Conscientious Objectors Day, here are two of the many Conscientious Objectors that we have information about at The Peace Museum. Thomas Linwood Bower Thomas Linwood Bower was a Conscientious Objector from Bradford who refused to fight during the First World War. He opposed the war effort on religious grounds […]

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