OBJECT OF THE FORTNIGHT 04/09/2013 PEACE NEWS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – ‘THE GREAT MARCH’ Fifty years ago on the 28th of August, Martin Luther King (a leading Civil Rights activist) stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, in front of a crowd of 250,000 people and delivered the famous ‘I Have a Dream’ […]
‘MENACE OF CHEMICAL WARFARE TO CIVILIAN POPULATIONS’ LEAFLET With all of the film footage and eye witness accounts coming out of Syria about the alleged use of nerve gas on civilians, it seemed apt to choose an object connected to chemical warfare. The leaflet entitled ‘Menace of Chemical Warfare to Civilian Populations’ was published in […]
Item type: Poster Date: 1986 Description: This peace poster states “Australia Declares Peace on the World”. The slogan may be a reference to a book published in 1986 with the same title for the International Year of Peace, which contained The Findings of the National Inquiry into Peace and Justice in Australia. The poster was used […]
Item type: Poster Date: 1986 Description: The poster is from the International Fund for the development of physical education and sport. It was produced by UNESCO in 1986. The poster was designed by Swiss artist Hans Erni who is known for mixing science, mythology and history in his works. In 1978, the UNESCO General Conference set up […]
Object Type: Poster Date: 1980s Description: An Easter peace poster from Southwark: A Nuclear Free Zone, which shows an image of hot cross buns on a tray. Instead of a cross on each bun though, is the CND symbol. A Nuclear Free Zone is a place where nuclear weapons and nuclear power are banned. The […]
Item type: Book Date: 1999 Description: This is a book written by Mairead Corrigan Maguire entitled The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland. It includes her own personal experiences of peacemaking not just in Northern Ireland, but around the world.
Item type: Poster Description: Poster produced by Quaker Peace and Service. The text reads “People Need Water Not Weapons. Modern technology has made it possible to deliver a bomb across the world in minutes. Women in rural areas of Asia and Africa still walk several hours a day for the family’s water supply.”
Item type: Banner Date: 1981 Description: This banner was designed and made by the women of Llandrinod, Powys in Wales. The banner was made for the ‘Women for Life on Earth Peace March’ from Cardiff to Greenham Common which marked the start of the Greenham Common women’s peace camp. On arriving at RAF Greenham Common, […]
Item type: Banner Date: 1983 Description: Copy of a banner made in 1983 but torn up by students from South Africa. The original was made for the “Bath Star March” from Bath to Greenham Common in June 1983. The banner is satin appliqued with peace symbols including a dove and rainbow and it also shows […]
Item type: Poster Date: 1960-1995 Description: The poster reads ‘the revolution is also for lakes, rivers, trees, and animals’ and it was produced by the Environmental Network for Nicaragua. The poster was donated to the museum by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign in 1997.