The International Network of Museums for Peace recently put out their latest newsletter about Waging Peace Exhibition at War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

Inauguration of Memorial Hall at Yi Jun Peace Museum in The Hague. In the past few years, the hall has been renovated and made suitable for museum purposes, thanks to the generosity of the government of the Republic of Korea. The government further commissioned the Independence Hall, the large national museum in Korea, to produce an exhibition for permanent display in the new space. Click here to read more!

Every year since its opening in 2005, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo celebrates the new Peace Prize laureate with its own exhibition. Ban the Bomb is the title given to the exhibition celebrating the award of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Click here to read more!

The Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, houses the world’s most important art works depicting the horrors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The gallery was founded in 1967 by Iri and Toshi Maruki to display the large paintings they made following their eyewitness account shortly after the destruction of both cities. Read more.

The 9th INMP conference was successfully held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10th – 13th April with the participation of some 140 presenters and delegates from 22 countries from around the world. Click here to read on!

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March 2017

A Short History of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) on its 25th Anniversary (1992- 2017) – Also a Tribute to its Benefactors, Donors, Sponsors, and Volunteers. Click here to read the newsletter!

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The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened its doors in the American capital in September. Constructed on the popular National Mall, the museum is the latest addition to the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex. The museum’s authorisation in 2003 followed a determined campaign, lasting fifteen years, by Congressman John Lewis, a veteran of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Click here to keep reading!

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Cambodia is a remarkable story of resilience, surviving nearly three decades of conflict including civil war, genocide, occupation by foreign forces, and a legacy of landmines that continue to plague the country. Violence is only one part of the story. Cambodia is home to many peacebuilding initiatives and peacebuilders who have contributed to the current stability and relative peace. Click here to keep reading!