Collection

The Vision of Peace

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.

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People Need Water Not Weapons Poster

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.”

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Women for Life on Earth Banner

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, […]

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We Have A Dream Banner

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 […]

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Nicaragua poster

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.

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Paul Peter Piech linocut

Item type: Linocut print Date: 1983 Description: The linocut print features a red square of clasped hands which surround two figures also holding hands. In green text below is a quotation from pope John XXIII: `Love not fear must dominate the relationship between individuals and between nations’.

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A Girl from Chimel

Item type: Book Date: 2005 Description: The book is The Girl from Chimel by Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, which she received “in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples”.

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The Cosmos for Peaceful Use poster

Item type: Poster Date: 1980s Description: The poster has a blue background with white stars and yellow stars which are connected to create a shape which appears to be a dove. The poster was produced in the USSR in the 1980s and the writing on it reads “The Cosmos For Peaceful Use”.

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Raymond Briggs Christmas Card

Item type: Greetings card Date: 1982 Description:  A Christmas card by Raymond Briggs, which features a cartoon of Father Christmas being mistaken for a nuclear missile attack. It was produced by European Nuclear Disarmament and was donated to the museum in 1999.

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