Useful Links

This page features a list of links to external sites that may be be of interest. Please note the Peace Museum UK has no control over the content of these sites and their inclusion here does not imply endorsement.

Routes to Peace – Bradford Peace Season

A series of annual events and themed activities organised across agencies and the BMDC district, culminating in the ‘Big Sing for Peace’ and children’s workshop activities. The Peace Museum UK is pleased to be a lead partner in Routes to Peace.

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. This booklet has more detail and a lot more text than the Routes to Peace Heritage Trail and covers a much wider area of the Bradford Metropolitan District. 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 50p. 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 history of the tragic bombing of the city in 1937, and the story of working to establish a  culture of peace for the future. Grassroots House (Kochi City, Japan)  Founded in 1989, Grassroots House is an independent museum focusing on issues related to peace, education and the environment in Kochi City.  One of the aims of the museum is to pass on an awareness of the reality of war and the value of peace to the next generation. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum – Peace and Reconciliation Gallery (Coventry, England)  Coventry’s link to peace and reconciliation stems from the devastation of the city in the Blitz and the remarkable calls for forgiveness which followed.  Through incredible stories of reconciliation alongside horrific experiences of conflict, this gallery explores peace, conflict and reconciliation at a local and global level. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)  Founded in 1955 with the aim to ensure that the reality of the nuclear bombing is passed down to future generations and to spread the message of the “the spirit of Hiroshima” – the realisation of total abolition of nuclear weapons and eternal world peace. The Interfaith Peace Museum (Islamabad, Pakistan)  Founded in 2008, the museum aims to promote a culture of peace.  The museum includes a collection of peace paintings and the museum runs workshops, talks and peace games. The International Museum of Peace and Solidarity (Samarkand, Uzbekistan)  Founded in 1986 by the International Friendship Club “Esperanto” to mark the International Year or Peace, it is the very first peace museum in the CIS countries and Baltic states and holds the honorary title of a “People’s Museum”, awarded by the Uzbekitstan Ministry of Culture. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Geneva, Switzerland)  Founded in 1988, the museum presents the history of the of the world’s first humanitarian organisation through interactive and thought-provoking exhibitions. The Japan Peace Museum (Tokyo, Japan)  The museum aims to record and disseminate war experiences in order to provide resources for establishing peace museums and peace corners at schools and libraries at various places in Japan. Museum for Peace and Nonviolence (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)  First established as the ‘Anti War Museum’ in 1995, the Museum for Peace and Nonviolence coordinates travelling peace exhibitions in museums, libraries, and schools and supports a mini-museum in Delft. National Gandhi Museum (New Delhi, India)  Tells the story of the life, work and message of Gandhi. Peace Museum Nürnberg (Nürnberg, Germany)  Founded in 1995, the Peace Museum Nürnberg documents the history of pacifism and antimilitarism in Germany over the last 100 years.

Peace Archives and Collections

Commonweal Collection (Bradford, UK)  The Commonweal Collection is an independent specialist library concerned with issues relating to non-violent social change.  It contains over 11,000 books and pamphlets, 150 current journals and a variety of videos and educational materials on peace and disarmament, environmentalism and the green movement, non-violent philosophy and practice, human rights, development and regional issues, anti-racism, identity issues, social and economic alternatives, creative education, spiritual experience and analysis of world problems.  Based at the J.B. Priestley Library, University of Bradford. Commonweal Peace Archives (Bradford, UK)  Based at the University of Bradford, Special Collections, the Commonweal Peace Archives tell the story of peace movements worldwide in the mid to late 20th century. PaxCat is an initiative to catalogue the archives in order to bring them to life and make them widely available to the public. London School of Economics Archives (UK) The archives contain many holdings relating to peace, including, but not limited to: the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), the British Peace Committee, the United Nations, European Nuclear Disarmament (END) and various social reformers. The Nobel Institute Library (Olso, Norway)  Specialised library containing some 200,000 volumes in the fields of political history since 1800, international law, peace, international economics and literature and works of reference concerning Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes. The Library of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain (London, UK) is the repository for one of the most important collections of materials in the world relating to Quakers, their activities and topics in which Quakers have been active such as peace, anti-slavery, prison reform, humanitarian assistance and relief work.

Peace Organisations 

The Housmans World Peace Database is an authoritative listing of peace and related organisations around the world.  It’s the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of its kind.

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