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Tehran Peace museum will host "Youth Dialogue and Peacebuilding" summer school from September 19th to 23th 2017. The museum would be closed from 19th to 23th of September for preparations and tour guiding practices.

This summer school will includes peace, dialogue and intercultural dialogue. 

Former UN under Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs visited Tehran Peace Museum

un-m2017-timFormer United Nations under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Mr. Kim Wan-Soo visited TPM on Monday, August 21st, 2017, along with Ms. Chun Misung, the first secretary of the embassy of the Republic of Korea, as well as the representative of the National Authority of Chemical Weapons Convention.

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19th Issue of INMP Newsletter Published

INMPThe 19th issue of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) newsletter has been published and is now available online. In this newsletter, you can find a report on 9th general conference of INMP which was held in May 2017 in Belfast, Ireland as well as the news of peaceful activities in other countries including Japan, the Netherlands, UK, Germany and France.

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OPCW's Director-General Visits TPM

opcw-MTehran Peace Museum hosted director-general of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü on July 3, 2017. Dr. Alireza Jahangiri, ambassador of I.R. Iran in the Hague; some chemical weapon victim (CWV) and volunteer guides of TPM; representatives from Sardasht and Halabjah as well as representatives from ministry of foreign affairs were among the guests.

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The first Tehran-Sardasht rally for peace is held

Rally-Sardasht-Final-timThe first Tehran-Sardasht car rally for peace of was held in Tehran-Sardasht route on 28 and 29 July 2017 on the occasion of 30th anniversary of chemical bombardment of Sardasht city and also 20th anniversary of Chemical Weapons Convention coming into force. The rally included 40 automobiles and 150 members of TPM particularly chemical warfare victims and their families.

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Germany Ambassador Visits Tehran Peace Museum

german-ambassador-timMr. Michael Klor-Berchtold, ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany along with Mrs. Monika Meents, the first secretary and embassy's press director, visited Tehran Peace Museum on Wednesday May 31th, 2017 and got familiar with its activities. 

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Tehran Peace Museum awarded as "The Best Private Museum"

icom-2017-timThe tenth round of selecting Best Museums of the country was held in Artists Forum on 24 June 2017 on occasion of International Museums Day and Cultural Heritage Week with the international motto of "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums".

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The painting exhibition of “I Am Happy When…”

i-am-happy-timAn exhibition of children’s paintings with the name of “I am happy when…”was held in the gallery of Andisheh Cultural Center on 21st and 22nd of May. This project was a collaboration between Hadis educational center and Tehran peace museum which was inaugurated with the presence of the children artists and their families as well as Iranian and international guests such as UN resident coordinator in Iran, head of UNICEF in Iran, representatives from Japanese school in Tehran, Tehran peace museum and also Hadis educational center.

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Survivors of Chemical Weapons from Tehran Peace Museum Onboard Peace Boat

peaceboatFive volunteer guides of Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) joined Peace Boat as the first victims of chemical weapons ever onboard. The team embarked in the Greece on 10th of May 2017 and disembarked on May 15th. During this voyage, they participated in several programs including meeting with Hibakushas, presentation for the passengers and testimony for students in Valencia university.

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"I am Happy When ... ", Children's Art Exhibition

iamhappy-tim"I am happy when ..." is the name of the exhibition by Hadis Educational Centre in collaboration with Tehran Peace Museum and includes 29 beautiful art works of Iranian 6-7 years old children. In these drawings, the children have expressed their feeling of happiness with the audience.

 

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Focus on Survivors' Involvement

Focus on Survivors' Involvement

"Their burnt eyes and their coughs express their suffering more eloquently than any words"

While visiting the Hiroshima Peace Museum the founders of the Tehran Peace Museum realized the necessity of involving the victims of war in the creation of the museum. Only these individuals could provide credible accounts of the harsh realities of war and their correlating desire for peace.

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What is a Peace Museum?

What is a Peace Museum?

When you first hear of a "Peace museum" you may be slightly mystified or perhaps even a bit skeptical. It is easy to imagine what goes into a war museum but what can you put in a peace museum? And if the peace movement is to be represented in a museum does that mean it is being relegated to the past? 

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The Tehran Peace Museum

The Tehran Peace Museum

Currently housed in a building donated by the municipality of Tehran within the historic City Park, the Tehran Peace Museum is as much an interactive peace center as a museum. It coordinates a peace education program that holds workshops and hosts conferences on the culture of peace, reconciliation, international humanitarian law, disarmament and peace advocacy.

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Founding the Iranian Peace Museum

Founding the Iranian Peace Museum

Its founding began with a conversation between the founder of the Tehran-based Society for Chemical Weapons Victims support (SCWVS) and a coordinator for the international Peace Museums Network in 2005. This, as well as a visit to Hiroshima, Japan by members of SCWVS a year before, prompted the desire for a museum in Tehran.

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