Tehran Peace Museum’s Volunteer Participates in the Mayors for Peace Internship Program at the Mayors for Peace Secretariat

m4p-tim-inAfter publishing the news of accepting interns in Mayors for Peace(MfP), Ms. Fateme Babaha a young member of MfP team was introduced as the TPM’s representative to the secretariat in Hiroshima to participate in a 17-days internship program.

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Ambassador of Australia Visits TPM

Australia-timMr. Ian Biggs, ambassador of Australia in Tehran along with Mr. Tim Paterson,  deputy head of mission and Mr. Hamish Leslie, second secretary visited Tehran Peace Museum on 15 February 2018.

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The 21st Issue of INMP Newsletter Published

INMPThe 21st issue of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) newsletter has been published. In this newsletter, you can read more about the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition as well as reports and articles on peaceful activities of various peace centers in the world, including from Japan, Norway, UK, India, USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Cambodia, South Korea and The Netherlands. You can find the news on TPM's activities in pages 12 and 13.

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Season Greetings from Tehran Peace Museum

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Happy New Year 2018 from your friends at Tehran Peace Museum! We wish you all a peaceful year ahead, full of love, happiness and understanding.

 

To see TPM's postcard, please click here.

Tehran Peace Museum Attends 22nd Conference of the States Parties to CWC

opcw-tim-2017TPM and SCWVS attended 22nd Conference of the States Parties (CSP22) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) which was held by Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at The Hague from November 27 to December 1, 2017.

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The Scent of Almond Exhibition in The Hague

The-scent-of-almond-2017-tim"The Scent of Almond" exhibition was held on the sideline of 22nd Conference of the States Parties to Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in Hague, Netherlands from November 27 to December 1st, 2017.

According to Online Art Gallery reports, this exhibition was consisted of 18 select artworks from more than 150 ones, by 100 Iranian young artists who had participated in a competition by TPM and Online Gallery.

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French Revolution Analysis Course is held at TPM

french-revolution-timFollowing the professional courses of War and Peace, "French Revolution Analysis Course" was held in four sessions at TPM in November and December 2017.

 

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Video on Participation of Civil Society in Achieving CWC Goals

Civil Society and the Chemical Weapons ConventionOrganization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has published a video on why participation of civil society matters in achieving the goals of Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

To watch the video, please click here.

The Visit of Ambassador of Austria

AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR TehMr. Stephan Scholz, Austrian ambassador to Iran, visited TPM on November 8th, 2017 by TPM's invitation.
Accompanied by the volunteer docents of TPM and CW survivors he had a tour of the museum; Thereafter he got acquainted with the other cultural and international activities of TPM and had a friendly chat with the volunteer members of the museum.

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ICAN Wins the Noble Peace Prize 2017

Ican-NobelThe International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. This campaign consists of 460 members from 100 countries and was established in 2007.

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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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