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Object of the Fortnight 27/03/2014

ALL-ATOMIC COMICS! In the late 1970s a surge of creative underground comics emerged and were very popular. These comics were independently made and published, and featured a range of stories that reflected the culture of the time. While these comics often had wild stories, some held a key message or link to a moral dilemma […]

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International Women’s Day 2014 – Inspiring Change

“Ten Million Women for Ten Days at Greenham Common” This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is themed Inspiring Change. Encouraging women all around the world to stand together and stand strong for what they believe in. In keeping with this, we thought the object of the fortnight should reflect a time when women have come […]

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New Exhibition! Margaret Glover: ‘Images of Peace’

 EXHIBITION OF THE FORTNIGHT Happy New Year! The first object blog of 2014 is not about one object but the many objects making up our latest temporary exhibition, ‘Margaret Glover: Images of Peace’. Margaret Glover is a Quaker who is also a contemporary artist and peace activist.  She combines her two passions (art and peace) through her artwork. […]

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Greetings from Santa – Object of the Fortnight 17/12/2013

CAMPAIGN ATOM CHRISTMAS CARD The festive season is upon us so this fortnight’s object had to be Christmas related. We have recently acquired a festive (albeit unconventional) greetings card that fits the bill perfectly. The card was printed by Campaign ATOM , an abbreviation of Campaign Against the Oxfordshire Missiles. This campaign  “oppose[d] the decisions […]

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International Day for Persons with Disabilities – Object of the Fortnight 03/12/2013

PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY POSTER – YEAR OF THE CHILD 1979 Today is International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPD). The theme for this year is ‘Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all’. Over one billion people world-wide (or 15 per cent of the population) have a disability in some shape or form. […]

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Inter Faith Week – Object of the Fortnight 22/11/2013

PORTRAIT OF BRUCE KENT This is Inter Faith week. Its aims are to celebrates diversity, create greater awareness and understanding of different faiths and to forge and strengthen partnerships between inter faith groups. Many organisations and venues around England, Northern Ireland and Wales put on events. These include exhibitions, debates, lectures, workshops, open days and […]

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Remembrance Sunday: The White Poppy – Object of the Fortnight 28/10/2013

THE WHITE POPPY AND THE PEACE PLEDGE UNION Sunday 10th November is Remembrance Sunday. In recent years, there has been much controversy surrounding the red poppy. The white poppy has also stirred controversy during its time. The white poppy, like the red poppy, commemorates the men and women who have died in service. However, the […]

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Celebrate ‘Peace One Day’: Come see the Bradford Peace Tree

OBJECT OF THE FORTNIGHT 20/09/2013 BRADFORD PEACE TREE As our recent news update explained (http://www.peacemuseum.org.uk/2013/09/17/peace-one-day-21st-september-2013/), Saturday 21st September is ‘Peace One Day’. The museum will be open from 10am until 2pm that day for people to celebrate ‘Peace One Day’ by visiting us or to pick up a Routes to Peace Heritage Trail to visit monuments and places […]

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