A Question Of Peace: A Case Study Of The Peace Museum, UK
In light of the Edinburgh Peace Initiative currently under discussion, this study explains concepts of peace and the context for establishing a new museum by focusing on a preexisting case study. In 1994 the city of Bradford opened The Peace Museum, which is recognised as the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom. This thesis investigates the idea of the Museum as a physical expression of projecting public discussions about peace. I consider the premise on which the Bradford museum was based, an analysis of its aims, objectives and achievements, and the way in which it serves as a paradigm. In addition to a focused review of the literature on peace studies, I incorporate interviews with principles involved in both the Edinburgh and Bradford projects, together with evidence gathered during fieldwork at the site. The synthesis of this research informs a view and set of questions about the outcomes and challenges of such formalised peace initiatives.