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The message of Tehran Peace Museum on the occasion of International Day of Peace

TPM-LogoAgain, this year we commemorate International Peace Day while in many parts of the world including Yemen, Iraq and Syria and many other countries people are deprived from the blessings of peace and security and we witness the tragic humanitarian disasters caused by the greed of individuals and groups; Today not many parts of the world are safe from such disasters and peace is a vulnerable concept of this century considering that.  

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Two-day workshop on “Youths and Promoting Social Peaceful Skills”

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A two-day workshop entitled “Youths and Promoting Social Peaceful Skills” was held by Ms. Jasna Bastic and Mr. Jan Kulenovic (from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland consecutively) on Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th at Tehran Peace Museum. 

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The 5th Model UN conference (MUN) held at the TPM

isj2016The 5th Model UN conference (MUN) in Iran was held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in a mutual attempt by International Studies Journal (ISJ), ) and United Nations Information Centre (UINC) at Tehran Peace Museum.

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Sharing personal experiences surrounding war in Iran and Bosnia-and-Herzegovina


JJ-IRAN-Bosnia-timA discussion session focused on individual experiences surrounding war in Iran and Bosnia-and-Herzegovina was held at Tehran Peace Museum.

A group of veterans of Iran-Iraq war accompanied by volunteers from Tehran Peace Museum participated in the session that featured two peace activists from Bosnia Herzegovina and Switzerland.

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Tehran Peace Museum will be closed for visits from 23rd to 25th August 2016

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The Tehran Peace museum would be closed for visits from 23rd to 25th August 2016 to hold Youth Leadership-workshops.

Message of the President of Mayors for Peace on the Occasion of Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

hiroshima 2016On 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 2016, Mayor Matsui of Hiroshima and the president of Mayors for Peace delivered this year's Peace Declaration at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. 

 

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Hiroshima 71 years on

hiroshima-6-august-1945More than 70 years are passed and the nuclear attacks on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains one of the most heinous war-crimes to this date. To mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing,a peace memorial ceremony was held at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, attended by people, activists and peace-makers from all around the world.

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Lecture by Professor Jan Oberg on “MIDDEL EAST” held in Tehran Peace Museum

oberg-tim 2016On Saturday 6th August 2016, the TPM was honored to welcome Dr. Jan Oberg director and co-founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), to give a lecture in English titled "The Middle East: How did the West get there? What are the alternatives now?"

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Lecture by Professor Jan Oberg on “Middle East”

Jan-Oberg-PosterTitle: “The Middle East. How did the West get there? What are the alternatives now?"
Date and Time: Saturday 6 August 2016, 15:30-17:30
Venue: Tehran Peace Museum
Professor Jan Oberg is the director and co-founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research in Lund, Sweden. The Foundation is an independent think tank, which has been dedicated for more than 28 years to academic research, as well as practical, on the ground experience with the purpose of promoting Article 1 of the UN Charter that peace shall be created by peaceful means.

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15th issue of INMP newsletter published

INMPThe 15th issue of the INMP (International Network of Museums for Peace) newsletter has been published and is now available on the respective website. Like any other issue of the newsletter, diverse reports and news pieces can be found on this issue regarding different activities held in different peace museums around the world;

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The New Dutch Ambassador to Iran Visits Tehran Museum of Peace

Netherlands-news-timMs. Susanna Terstal , the new Dutch ambassador, whose country is the interim representative of the European Union in Iran, visited Tehran Museum Peace on July 11th and got a first-hand taste of the ambiance and the activities at the museum.
She partook in a tour of the museum accompanied and guided by the veteran members of the museum and reviewed different dimensions of the impacts of chemical weapons that were used against Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. 

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Tehran Peace Museum Mourns the Loss of an Influential Artist

KiaroustamiIranian renowned film director and screenwriter, Abbas Kiarostami whom movies acclaimed worldwide by critics and audiences, passed away on July 4th, 2016 due to sickness. 

This prominent film maker, film editor, photographer and poet visited Tehran Peace Museum in 2014 and got to know the guides of the museum whom are the survivors of chemical weapons and enriched his knowledge about their volunteer activities to raise awareness about the consequences of war and promoting a culture of peace.

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National Day against Chemical and Biological Weapons Observed in Tehran Peace Museum

8tir-newsTo commemorate the National Day against Chemical and Biological Weapons which coincides with the anniversary of chemical attack on the Iranian city of Sardasht, an event was held at Tehran Peace Museum which comprised of a friendly meeting and discussion session with veterans and families of chemical victims. Many participants including the veterans and victims of chemical weapons, Peace Museum's narrators, families of the Iraq-Iran war victims, members and activists affiliated with NGOs, public figures and others joined us in observing the day.

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Shahab Hosseini Visits Tehran Peace Museum

Shahab-hoseiniCannes’ Best Actor Award winner, Shahab Hosseini, a figure adored by the public visited Tehran’s Musuem of Peace this week. During his 2-hour visit, Hosseini keenly listened to the museum’s tour guides in an attempt to enrich his knowledge about peaceful means and the museum’s objectives. A major part of the tour was as always dedicated to understanding the criminality and fatality of chemical weapons and the way they affected the Iranian population and veterans of war.

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Online painting gallery for the youth, entitled "Peace Means...", commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

peace-means-timTehran Peace Museum in collaboration with Visual Arts Press holds the “Peace Means” online exhibition. This exhibition aims to enrich teenagers’ knowledge and celebrates valuable notions such as respecting human rights, non-violenceو rejecting discrimination, embracing individualism, diversity, mutual understanding and tolerance.

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"Weapons of Mass Destruction; World's Common Distress" at Tehran Peace Museum

Psr-IR-tiOn Tuesday 25 May 2016, Tehran Peace Museum organized an event named "Weapons of mass destruction; world's common distress" in collaboration with Iranian affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) (PSR-Iran).  The participants including youths and medical students discussed the issue of weapons of mass destruction and a world free of their harms.

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Tehran Peace Museum, Best Private Museum in “Introducing Cultural and Historical legacy”

icom-tpmIn a ceremony on 18th, May 2016 for choosing the best and superior museums in Iran, Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) was chosen as the best private museum in “Introducing Cultural and Historical legacy” for the last solar year. A large number of members and staff of Iranian museums and officials from Iranian ICOM (International Council of Museums) were among participants. Since 2012, TPM has been awarded in several items including “Education, Number of Visitors, Creativity & Innovation, Introducing Cultural & Historical Legacy and Collecting Cultural-Historical Belongings”.​

“The educational efforts of the TPM are remarkable” said the president of the ICOM in his visit of the TPM

Logo ICOMOn May 14th, 2016, Professor Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz, the president of the International Council of Museums and his wife visited the Tehran Peace Museum. In this visit, he was accompanied by the officials from the Iranian ICOM.

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The Opening of the “My Face for Peace Exhibition” at TPM

My-face-for-Peace“My face For Peace” Exhibition was opened in the TPM’s Art for Peace Gallery on May 9th, 2016. Distinguished Iranian and Non-Iranian officials were among the participants. This exhibition is a selection of the photographs, collected by Iranian-German artist, Mr. Saeed Dastmalchian and his wife, Cordula and displays 23 photos and their peaceful messages.

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UN Secretary General Message on the Occasion of the Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare

ban-ki-moon-unOn his message on the Occasion of the Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon pays tribute to the victims of chemical weapons and emphasizes on the necessity of abolishing chemical warfare.

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Two Iranian children among the winners of the children’s peace drawing competition

30th-Childrens-Peace-DrawingsTwo Iranian children have been honored by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum for their entries in the museum’s 30th Children’s Peace Drawing Competition.
Fifteen year old Seyede Saba Mostafavifrom Karaj won the excellence prize in the overseas category and eleven year old Tahereh Mohammad Hosseinifrom Chalouswon the Award of Honor.

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Deputies to OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism Visit TPM

unopcwOn April 21, 2016, Mr. Adrian Neritani and Mr. Eberhard Schanze, deputies to leadership panel of OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) visited TPM. In this visit, the volunteer guides of museum who are the survivors of chemical weapons shared their first hand experiences as a victim with the guests.

JIM was established by UN Security Council Resolution 2235 (2015) in order to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. It is a non-judicial investigative mechanism and its work is bound by impartiality and independence.

The 14th issue of the INMP newsletter is published

The 14th issue of the INMP (International Network of Museums for Peace) Newsletter (March 2016) is published and is now available on the following link.
In this issue of the newsletter, you can find reports and news from the peace museums around the world as well as useful information about the new peace related publications and exhibitions.

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28th Anniversary of Halabja Gas Attack

Halabja28th of March 1988 started as an ordinary day for Halabja, but the events of this day, changed its history for ever.
On 28th of March 1988, around noon time, Saddam Hussein targeted the Kurdish city of Halabja with chemical weapons.
In this attack a cocktail of nerve agents and mustard gas was used and almost 5000 people were killed immediately as a result.

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