Partners and Funders
The Peace Museum has worked with, and continues to work with various organisations as part of partnerships and projects. These are vital in promoting the work of The Peace Museum and maintaining relationships with other organisations within the Bradford community and further afield, who are all working toward similar objectives.
Bradford Libraries and the West Yorkshire Rag Ruggers
For several years, the museum has worked with Bradford Libraries and the West Yorkshire Rag Ruggers as part of a Remembrance workshop for children as part of our education programme. 2016 saw over 120 children taking part in joint workshops, with a further 115 children from schools across Bradford and Home Education groups coming to the museum in November 2017.
In 2017, the museum was involved in a Heritage Lottery Funded Young Roots project with the Impressions Gallery in Bradford. Working with the Impressions Gallery New Focus group which is specifically for young people aged 16-24, The Peace Museum ran a workshop on accessing our collection and the New Focus group produced a First World War resource, ‘No Man’s Land’ which focused on women’s photography during the war and featured items from The Peace Museum’s collection.
Visit http://www.impressions-gallery.com/ for more information.
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. To commemorate this, the museum opened a temporary exhibition entitled ’60 Years of CND’, which through objects in the collection, created a timeline of CND history. To mark the day the campaign was launched, on February 17th, the museum partnered with Yorkshire CND in a commemoration event, with the museum hosting a ‘Bring Your Own Museum’ activity, where local people could bring along their objects relating to CND history.
The Brick Box
The museum partnered with an arts company, The Brick Box, in late 2016 on a project which transformed the old Marks and Spencer building in Bradford City Centre into an immersive and exciting indoor art space. The museum showcased some its textile collection in a mini exhibition within the space over four evening events throughout October and November 2016.
Visit www.thebrickbox.co.uk for more information.
Peace Talks Oldham
Peace Talks Oldham was set up to promote peace events across the Oldham with the aim to bring all communities together to live in harmony. This primarily focuses on the ambassador of peace to pledge. Mr Prem Rawatt’s message that peace is possible because it already exists in hearts of all human beings. The museum partnered with Peace Talks in 2016 and signed the Pledge to Peace, The Bruxelles Declaration in a ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of Oldham. The partnership is ongoing and will include exhibitions and events.
The museum often loans out some of its treasures in the collection to other museums. In 2017, objects went on loan to the Imperial War Museum for their ‘People Power: Fighting for Peace’ exhibition and objects were displayed at Abbey House in Leeds for an exhibition on protest.
The Peace Museum is an independent museum and core costs are not funded by local authority or government funding. We are grateful to our diverse supporter base, including organisations, groups and individuals who donate towards running costs of the museum. We continually fund raise, both for core running costs and to support projects.
Here are some of the funders that have provided support in recent years;
Arts Council England
We are delighted to have received a funding boost from the Arts Council in August 2016. The Museum was granted £47,000 from the Museum Resilience Fund to help it expand and increase its work in Bradford and surrounding region. The initial part of the project has now been completed which included welcoming a Diversity Development Officer to the team during 2017 who worked on community engagement, culminating in an exhibition ‘Peace After Partition’ with a varied events programme which saw over 1000 people engage with. The second phase of the project is to work on a business plan which is now underway.
Anglican Pacifist Fellowship
APF granted the museum funding for a multi-year faith and peace project led by peace education worker Liz Firth. The first year saw Liz working with groups of women exploring themes of faith, peace through the lens gender. Partnered with Bradford Cathedral, the women created a textile piece of art which has since been displayed at Oxford Christchurch Catherdral in October-November of 2017. Other exhibitions are planned for 2018. For more details, contact [email protected]
The Textile Society
The Textile Society awarded a grant of £1500 as part of their Museum, Archive and Conservation Award. This funded the Challenging the Fabric of Society exhibition which opened in November 2016 and included conservation work on the textile collection.
The Peace Museum has also received generous support from the following;
Museum Development Yorkshire
Give Peace a Chance Trust
The Ganton Education Trust
Bryan Lancaster Fund
The Scurrah Wainwright Charity
W F Southall Trust
Anglican Pacifist Fellowship
P and W Webster Trust
Francis Camfield Trust
Joyce Green Association
The Brelms Trust
Links and information of other organisations working for peace.
Please note the Peace Museum UK has no control over the content of these sites and their inclusion here does not imply endorsement.
International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) An international network of non-profit educational institutions that promote a culture of peace through interpreting, collecting and displaying peace-related material. INMP also includes peace-related sites, centres, and institutions which are involved in peace education through exhibitions, documentation and other related activities. The Peace Museum is a member of INMP.
Bradford City for Peace Website The Bradford City for Peace website focuses on the Bradford Peace Trail guidebook, now in its third edition. It is not possible to walk this as a complete trail in one go as it is too long and covers quite a few different locations e.g Manningham and Scholemoor as well as then city center. Hard copies may be purchased from the Peace Museum, price £1.00. Another booklet, the Routes to Peace Heritage Trail, produced by the museum in coordination with Routes to Peace is also available from the museum for free.
Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Housed in the former hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary, the museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war; other museum exhibitions examine wider themes of discrimination, tolerance, justice and human rights.
Caen Memorial (Normandy, France) Caen Memorial is one of the first European memorial sites. The museum consists of three main spaces: ‘International tensions and the Second World War’, ‘the Cold War’, and ‘Peace’.
Cambodia Landmine Museum (Angkor, Cambodia) Founded in 1997, the museum tells the story of the landmines, their effect and the heroic efforts to get landmines removed. The museum is also a home that provides education and support for those affected by landmines.
Children’s Museum for Peace and Human Rights (Karachi, Pakistan) Founded in 2001, the museum developed from the Human Rights Education Programme (HREP) which has been working in Pakistan since 1995.
Dayton International Peace Museum (Dayton, Ohio USA) Founded in 2004, the museum aims to contribute to a local, national and international culture of peace through exhibits, activities and events that focus on nonviolent choices.
The European Museum for Peace (Burg Schlaining, Austria) The European Museum for Peace opened in 2001 as an offshoot of the provincial exhibition “War or Peace”. The Museum aims to adapt and present the breadth and depth of knowledge on violence and conflict, security and peace to the wider public.
Gernika Peace Museum (Gernika, Spain) Founded in 1998, The Gernika Peace Museum tells the history of the area, Gernika-Lumo . The mission of the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation is to preserve, display, publicise, conduct research and educate visitors in the basic ideas of the culture of peace, and the past and present relation of this culture to the history of Gernika-Lumo.
Peace Partners Aims to create positive change by supporting The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), sharing its vision of peace and building partnerships with organisations involved in similar purpose.
Wales for Peace is a Welsh Centre for International Affairs project that aims to support communities across Wales to tell the story of how Wales has contributed to peace in the 100 years since the First World War. This includes working with young people in and out of school so they can uncover and share hidden histories, develop critical thinking and communication skills and reflect on how to work towards a peaceful Wales and the world in the future.