Thanks to RESPONSE funding from Bradford Council, The Peace Museum are working with a local artist to launch The Peace Museum Creative Challenge – a series of weekly art challenges based around their collection for children and families starting on Monday 1st June.
After a public call out, the museum have commissioned Bradford-born artist Nancy Haslam Chance to create a series of 8 weekly challenges as illustrated resources, inspired by the museum’s collection of over 8,000 peace and protest objects.
The museum will release a new challenge weekly and are urging people to share their artwork with the hashtag #PMCreativeChallenge. Suitable for children aged 7-plus, the challenges contain a range of stories, facts and themes pertinent the peace museum’s collection. Not just for kids, the challenges contain things for people of all ages to engage with and could be enjoyed by adults as a mindfulness exercise, during these testing times.
Easy to complete at home, the weekly challenges contain things to do with stuff people may have lying around the house and don’t require people to have expensive art supplies.
Building on the success of downloadable worksheets created by the museum during April, the museum hopes that The Peace Museum Creative Challenge will help them to better engage more local communities online as well as continue to provide quality cultural experiences.
Some of the artwork people share online with hashtag #PMCreativeChallenge will be
featured in an upcoming online exhibition about the peace movement’s response to Covid-19.
“We’re really looking forward to launching The Peace Museum Creative Challenge!
Hopefully it will provide some light relief in these strange times for the public, and improve mental wellbeing, as well as give people something fun to do with their kids. This is an interesting time for the museum as we look for new ways to support our audience and we’re really happy to be able to work with an artist to make our vision a reality, thanks to the RESPONSE grant scheme”.SHANNEN JOHNSON, LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICER AT THE PEACE MUSEUM