The museology of peace: How accessible, collection‐led, peace history contributes to cultures of peace

Peace &Change, EarlyView.


Yamane and Anzai (2020) identify over 300 “museums for peace” worldwide, including large national tourist attractions, Sites of Conscience with their “dark tourism,” and small independent institutions celebrating civil society and war resistance. A subset of these, “peace museums,” focus on peace and peace movement history. The Peace Museum, Bradford, UK, uses a collection of 16,000 peace artifacts to encourage casual tourists to access past peace activism and to adopt that mantle themselves.

This was originally published on Wiley: Peace & Change: Table of Contents.