News Update – More Changes at the Peace Museum
It has been a hectic few weeks at the Peace Museum, a time of personnel change as well as lots of activity in schools, at the Museum, Culture Fusion and in the community. A first for the Museum was to provide a session based around artefacts, holocaust, genocide and peace, for young offenders in prison; work that we would very much like to continue. In addition the Museum refurbishment and re-organisation continues, we hope that the new office at Piece Hall Yard will become our main operations base from the end of July 2012 and we hope that by September we may have a very pleasant, rather different small meeting space available in the Tower Room’, at a very modest cost to small groups who would like to use the Museum as a meeting venue. The Museum itself may be booked for this purpose (please contact the Museum’s admin assistant for details). We hope the Tower Room will also house a small library (for use on site only) of academic peace related publications and books and resources for teachers; we are looking to set up a subscription loan service for schools of peace, equality, diversity and cohesion resources in 2013. In terms of personnel change, the staff at the Museum now constitutes a team of four. Caroline Williams is first point of contact for collections and curatorial questions and continues as Curator and Collections Officer. Diane Hadwen is leading on education and engagement, as Learning, Education and Outreach Officer and in addition we have a couple of very welcome new staff members. Naoe Shiraki is working on our collection and with schools and groups visiting the Museum. Naoe is from Japan and is currently an overseas Peace Studies student at the University of Bradford. She has a particular interest in Peace Education and the Peace Museum is delighted to have her as an intern on our small team. A previous student intern Ross Langdale (pictured above) has joined us for the summer as our admin assistant, in charge of daily administration and facilities tasks. He may well be your first point of contact if you get in touch with the Museum with a query or request. Ross is from Bradford and is a third year under-graduate student at Trinity and All Saints in Leeds, studying History. We are so pleased that he agreed to work for the Museum over the next few months. We are also pleased that our valued and indispensable regular volunteer Anthea Bickley is continuing her work on auditing the Museum’s extensive collection. The team’s personal contact details may be found on the ‘Meet the Team’ page but for general enquiries please see our new details below.
Email – [email protected]
Telephone – 01274 – 780241 / 01274 – 434009
Postal Address – 10 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1PJ