Protesting Now: Collecting for the Future

Have you been involved in any recent peaceful protests,  campaigns or marches? If so, then we would like to hear from you.

On Wednesday 20th July 2017 a NEW permanent contemporary peaceful protest exhibition opened at The Peace Museum, entitled ‘Protest! In our time’.  The exhibition tells the story of peaceful protests and protesters from the beginning of the 21st century until the present day.

The exhibit forms part of a wider project at the museum which aims to expand The Peace Museum’s 7000 item collection with new objects which tell the stories of modern campaigners. The exhibition is permanent and will continue to change and develop.

We are looking for banners, placards, posters, written accounts, photographs, videos, artworks … any objects related to recent peaceful protests or campaigns that you have been involved in.  We are interested in all areas of protest, whether it be on the subject of war, the environment, human rights or politics.  The only condition is that it has to be non-violent and recent, so from the year 2000 onward.

If you think you might have something of interest to the Museum that you would like to donate or loan then please contact our Collection and Outreach Officer:


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