International Women’s Day 2019 – Exploring Women at the Peace Tables
Exploring Women at the Peace Tables in the Wake of the First World War for International Women’s Day 2019 at the Peace Museum in Bradford.
Date: Friday 8th March 5-7pm
Tickets: Free, booking required.
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For International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday 8th March 5-7pm we are pleased to be joined by Impressions Gallery’s Dr Pippa Oldfield who will present ‘Women at the Peace Tables: Photography and the Paris Peace Conference, 1919′.
Dr Pippa Oldfield, Head of Progamme at Impressions Gallery, shares her research on women’s photography in the wake of the First World War. Inspired by the discovery of a photographic printing block in The Peace Museum, Pippa uncovers the surprising ways in which women used photography to record and re-imagine peace processes.
This International Women’s Day event is programmed as part of The Peace Museum‘s exhibition A Flawed Peace? which explores the post First World War peace through the perspectives of different nations, peace groups, and individuals.
“The Peace Museum has an internationally important collection which we’re extremely lucky to have in Bradford. I’m excited to be sharing new research on some of their photographs and artefacts that highlight the role of women in campaigning for peace.” – Pippa Oldfield
A Flawed Peace? features original printing blocks from the Women’s International Congress in Zurich which was held at the same time as the Peace Treaty of Versailles and hosted over 200 women from 17 nations. At this conference, the International Congress of Women regrouped to form a new organization who opposed the Treaty of Versailles named the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Research into WILPF has been carried out by Impressions Gallery’s Young Artist Collective New Focus and forms part of the exhibition along with new prints made from the blocks.
“This work was sparked by New Focus, Impressions Gallery’s young people’s collective, as part of the Heritage Lottery-funded project No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints on the First World War. We’re very pleased to continue Impressions Gallery’s association with The Peace Museum, and to help tell inspirational stories through photography.” – Pippa Oldfield
Further exhibition information:
A Flawed Peace? is supported by a National Lottery grant awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s First World War then and now programme and made possible by National Lottery players.
The exhibition will run until Friday 28th June 2019 with a closing event 5.30 – 7.30pm, which will mark 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed.
The Peace Museum is proud to be working on this project with Impressions Gallery’s New Focus as a continuation of their successful National Lottery Heritage funded project No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints on the First World War.
The Peace Museum explores the history and the often-untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform and peace movements. It occupies three small galleries in one of Bradford’s many fine Victorian buildings. It is the only accredited museum dedicated to peace and peace-making in the UK and has a collection of over 7,000 objects.
The Peace Museum is 5 mins from both Bradford train stations, on Piece Hall Yard which is opposite the entrance to Waterstones in central Bradford.
The Peace Museum, 10 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford, BD1 1PJ. Google Map
Access: Please note that the Museum is located up some 60 steps and the building does not have a lift. The Museum is located on the second floor. If you require assistance please ask a member of staff or call ahead. We apologise for the inaccessible nature of our premises, it is a key focus of the museum to achieve visible and accessible premises.
Impressions Gallery is a publicly funded gallery and charity that helps people to understand the world through photography. Impressions Gallery opened 45 years ago as one of the first specialist photography galleries in the country and played a vital role in changing the way people think about photography. With an international reputation Impressions Gallery is proud to be in Bradford, the world’s first UNESCO City of Film and continues to support and encourage artists and photographers who challenge and change photography.
Located in the heart of Bradford’s city centre, Impressions Gallery is in Centenary Square, opposite City Hall overlooking the new City Park.
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD.