BRADFORD’s Peace Museum is to launch an online exhibition this month which will explore the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on communities and campaigning. 

The museum, which is based at Piece Hall Yard in Bradford city centre, is asking people to get involved in Peace and Pandemic.

It’s appealing for people to share objects, artwork, photographs and stories which document the unprecedented time for inclusion in the exhibition, which will look at the impact of the global pandemic on communities across the UK and beyond and examine how peace movements have continued to campaign through challenging circumstances. 

Peace and Pandemic will be ongoing and responsive and the museum is looking for content like photographs, videos or items from peaceful protests, stories of peaceful campaigning during the pandemic and examples of how communities have come together.

With museums and galleries across the country collecting items relating to coronavirus, The Peace Museum is using its collection of 8,000 peace and protest objects to explore the implications of the virus through the lens of peace and community cohesion. 

The exhibition comprises of three different strands - Community Spirit, A Global Effort and Peaceful Protest in Lockdown.  

Supported by Museum Development Yorkshire, Peace and Pandemic is part of museum’s wider strategy to connect with its audience whilst the doors are closed. 
Museums are considering new ways to reach visitors through digital exhibitions with ArtFund reporting that 86 per cent  of organisations have increased their online presence.  

Shannen Johnson Learning and Engagement Officer at The Peace Museum said: “We think it’s really inspiring how much communities have come together during this unpredictable time, and would love to see how the people of Bradford have been documenting their time or responding creatively.

"It’s also remarkable that despite the pandemic, people have still been peacefully campaigning for the change they want to see. Whether this be supporting the NHS, environmental campaigning, showing solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement or any other kind of advocacy – we want to hear from you.”

"If you would like to get involved and contribute to the exhibition, email the Peace Museum team on

  •  The museum has said that, for now, the decision has been taken to remain closed in the interests of staff and visitor safety.