National Lottery Support for ‘A Flawed Peace?’ Project to Mark the First World War Centenary


We are pleased to announce that The Peace Museum has received a National Lottery grant of £4900 for a project, A Flawed Peace?, at the museum in Bradford City Centre. Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War then and now programme, and made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to explore the post-war peace after the First World War. The grant will fund an exhibition which will feature a 1919 copy of the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty signed after the war, that belonged to a Bradford politician.

The exhibition will open at The Peace Museum on Thursday 1st November and run until Friday 28th June 2019, which will mark 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed.

The project will also enable local Bradford children and young people to get involved and learn about this important First World War peace heritage. New Focus, a group of young people from Impressions Gallery, Bradford, will help research the project and assist in creating the exhibition. There will be fifteen free school workshops offered to local Bradford primary and secondary schools as part of the project, which will engage over 450 pupils with the exhibition and give them an opportunity to learn about the heritage. A travelling exhibition will also be created which will be used in schools and can be used by community groups as an educational tool during and after the project.


Key local events:

Opening event Thursday 1st November

Special opening Sunday 11th November to mark Remembrance Day.

Further events will be announced on our website and social media #HLFSupported #NationalLottery


Shannen Lang, Learning and Engagement Officer at The Peace Museum said:

We are delighted to receive this support thanks to National Lottery Players. The heritage of the post-war peace is so important and must be remembered; the war may have ended on November 11th, but the peace process took much longer, and the world took even longer to recover. We are excited to use our First World War collection and welcome the local community to get involved with the exhibition.

David Renwick, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and the Humber, said:

The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF has already invested more than £90million to more than 1,700 projects – large and small – that are marking this global Centenary; with our small grants programme, we are enabling even more communities like those involved in ‘A Flawed Peace’ to explore the continuing legacy of this conflict and help local people to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world.


We are excited to research the project with New Focus, a group of young people from Impressions Gallery. Visit the New Focus Blog to see their projects and how we worked with the group in 2017 as part of No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints of the First World War.

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