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A Flawed Peace? [Press Release]

The Peace Museum Launches A Flawed Peace? An exhibition exploring post-war peace marking the First World War Centenary.



 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   16.10.2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CONTACT INFORMATION

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   Rosanne Robertson


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The Peace Museum Launches A Flawed Peace? An exhibition exploring post-war peace marking the First World War Centenary.

A Flawed Peace? is a new Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition by The Peace Museum in Bradford which focuses on both the heritage of the war and heritage of the peace following the First World War and features a 1919 copy of the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty signed after the war. The 1919 copy of the Treaty of Versailles belonged to Bradford politician Meredith Farrah Titterington and has remained in Bradford throughout its near one-hundred-year history.

A Flawed Peace? opens at The Peace Museum on Thursday 1st November with a special event and reception from 5.30-8.00pm. The event features a talk by Impressions Gallery's young people's collective New Focus on their research related to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. A series of events will take place throughout the exhibition including a special opening of the museum to mark Remembrance Day on Sunday 11th November 12-2pm, an International Women's Day event featuring Dr Pippa Oldfield, Impressions Gallery, ‘Women's Photography and the Paris Peace Conference, 1919' and a closing event featuring ‘Peace day July 1919 and the parade that never happened' by Bradford WW1 historian Dr Kathryn Hughes. The exhibition will run until Friday 28th June 2019, which will mark 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed.


A Flawed Peace? Will examine the question of whether the post-war peace after the First World War was flawed and will explore the kind of peace that was agreed. It will look at perspectives from different nations, peace groups, and individuals.

The Peace Museum are proud to be working on this project with New Focus who are a group of young people from Impressions Gallery as a continuation of their successful Young Roots funded No Man's Land project. Research by New Focus into The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, who opposed the Treaty of Versailles, will inform part of the exhibition.

As part of this project The Peace Museum are excited to be able to offer free school workshops offered to local primary and secondary schools which will engage over 450 pupils with the exhibition. More details about the education sessions and how to book them are available on The Peace Museum website.

A Flawed Peace? is supported by a National Lottery grant awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War then and now programme and made possible by National Lottery players. During the week beginning Monday 3rd December any visitors who bring their lottery tickets to the exhibition will receive a Peace Museum badge as part of Heritage Lottery Fund's #ThanksToYou campaign.


Shannen Lang, Learning and Engagement Officer at The Peace Museum said:

"The heritage of the post-war peace is so important and must be remembered; the war may have ended on November 11th, but the peace process took much longer, and the world took even longer to recover. We are excited to use our First World War collection and welcome the local community to get involved with the exhibition".

The Peace Museum is rooted in a collection of over 7,000 objects - every object tells a story of someone who has tried to make the world more peaceful. The Peace museum honors the diverse history of ‘people of peace'. 2018-19 is the museum's 20th anniversary year.

The Peace Museum Galleries at 10 Piece Hall Yard are open to visitors for this exhibition Wednesday- Fridays 10am - 4pm as well as for the special events as mentioned above. Entrance to the museum is free, donations are welcome. Access to the museum is up 60 steps and we regret we do not have a lift. A key focus of The Peace Museum is to fund raise for future accessible and visible premises.   

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