Bradford is the 7th city in United Kingdom, with more than 478,800 inhabitants (metro district). Located in the West Yorkshire, this city has been developed thanks to the first industrial revolution (1780 1840) and the second one (1840 1900). During this period, Bradford has become very rich and the worlds woolen textile center. Nowadays, Bradford is also known for its film culture and cinemas. Being new in the city, we quickly discovered that museums were a huge part of the Bradford culture. Thus, we decided to work on the 5 main museums of the town, which well represent the past of Bradford. The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, opened its doors to visitors on 16th June 1983. Renamed National Media Museum due to main and fast constantly changes in the media nowadays, this museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group (National Museum of Science and Industry) which also includes the Science Museum (based in London and at Wroughton in Wiltshire) and the National Railway Museum (based in York and at Shildon in County Durham). In terms of accessibility for audiences, a Yorkshire base for the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was ideal. Indeed, Bradford is approximately in the center of Britain; 14.5 million people live within a two hour journey. During the first years after the opening, the Museum has attracted audiences of over 1 million a year, and soon became the most-visited national museum outside London.
[...] V Cartwright Art Hall Gallery Introduction The Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford is a Baroque style gallery built in 1904. The gallery building is surrounded by colourful flowerbeds, and was built by Sir John William Simpson thanks to the donations made by Samuel Cunliffe Lister (1815-1906), a local mill-owner. The gallery was constructed on the site of the former home of Lister, demolished to make way for it. From it opening, we saw a collection of Victorian and Edwardian works donated by Mr. [...]
[...] These exhibitions cover the themes of peace from post World War (Room through the 70's and 80's campaigns for peace and nuclear disarmament (Room to the modern day ethics of peace and more local peace issues in and around Bradford (Room 3). Gallery Post world war In this showroom, we can see a large number of pictures, posters and painting. These refer to post world war like friendship between countries and how to overcome this drama. Gallery Campaigns for peace and nuclear disarmament This room shows us about fear of arms race between the two biggest superpowers (URSS and USA). [...]
[...] Renamed National Media Museum due to main and fast constant changes in the media nowadays, this museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group (National Museum of Science and Industry) which also includes the Science Museum (based in London and at Wroughton in Wiltshire) and the National Railway Museum (based in York and at Shildon in County Durham). In terms of accessibility for audiences, a Yorkshire base for the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was ideal. Indeed, Bradford is approximately in the centre of Britain; 14.5 million people live within a two hour journey. [...]
[...] IV Peace Museum Introduction The Peace Museum in Bradford is the first of its kind in Britain. Indeed, there are many peace museums in the world listed by the United Nations such as the Caen Memorial, the Chicago Peace Museum, the War Museum of Athens . There are about one hundred of these museums; many of them are in Japan. The Peace Museum has a large number of collections such as archives, banners, books, drawings, films, paintings, photographs, posters, sculpture, and other historical artefacts. [...]
[...] The report shows that people don't really know how many museums are located in Bradford. This may be due to problems of communication. Indeed, few museums don't even have a website, some of them are far away from the centre and don't advertise enough to be known. When we asked them about which ones they visited, all of them answered the National Media Museum, and a large part of them the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. The Peace Museum seems to be quite well-known. [...]
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