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Peace Conference Sketches – Object of the Fortnight (06/05/2014)

PEACE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Studies department at the University of Bradford. Last week, the University hosted its annual international peace conference and discussed the future directions and challenges for Peace Studies. This was alongside a Peace Jam event aimed at motivating young people to become active […]

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Easter Marches – Object of the Fortnight 25/04/2014

THE EASTER MARCHES, 1958 AND 1965 The Easter marches (also known as the Aldermaston marches) were direct action demonstrations organised by the CND against the use and creation of nuclear weapons. They took place on Easter weekends between 1958 and 1965; they attracted tens of thousands of people at their height. The demonstrations took place between […]

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Object of the Fortnight 10/04/2014

LIBERIAN BRASS CROSS The Museum has had plenty of changes recently. Behind the scenes, the Museum welcomed Shannen Lang (education and collections intern). On the gallery floor, it has all hands on deck last week to redisplay the popular Margaret Glover exhibition and to install a display called ‘Sierra Leone: Building peace after war’ (both […]

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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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