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The Peace Museum (Bradford) will be describing their work and collections at the WORKING FOR PEACE EXPO at IWM North on Sunday/Monday 18/19 September.

The Peace Museum, the only museum of its kind in the UK, explores, preserves and enhances the heritage of the peace movement, providing inspiring opportunities for people to engage with concepts of peace, cohesion, non-violence and conflict resolution.

The Peace Museum is excited about participating in the Working for Peace Expo and looks forward to sharing the inspiring heritage of the peace movement from its unique collections.  Peace history is in some ways is a ‘hidden history’ because it is not yet well known; the museum aims to uncover this history and make it come alive by sharing stories of incredible daring, fortitude and vision of people who have strived and who are currently working to make the world a better place.

www.peacemuseum.org.uk

Julie Obermeyer
Curator and Manager: The Peace Museum

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To mark the International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21 September, Imperial War Museum North opens its doors to organisations ‘working for peace’. The Expo is a chance for visitors to meet representatives from the  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Amnesty, Freedom From Torture, Musicians Without Borders, Foundation For Peace and Bradford Peace Museum. These groups will host stalls in the Main Exhibition Space and answer visitors’ questions about their work on Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September 2011, between 10am – 4pm.

This is a fascinating chance to encounter those who work for peace at the heart of the Museum’s exhibition spaces –  if you are interested in coming along, check IWM North’s website for directions:http://north.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.27

There will also be short presentations in the Libeskind Rooms at the following times:

  • British Army Presentation Team – Sunday 18 & Monday 19 September at 12.30;
  • Alison Ronan (Manchester Metropolitan University) on Sunday 18 at 1.30;
  • Catharine Hardy (Freedom From Torture) on Sunday 18 at 2.30;
  • Royal Navy Presentation Team on Monday 19 at 1.15;
  • Reginald Kingston (experience with MSF) on Monday 19 at 2.30.

We’ll be updating the blog with more info about the events and the organisations taking part over the next few days.

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