ERIC Number: ED370866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
On the Creative Principles, Message and Thematic Content of a Peace Museum. Peace Education Miniprints No. 49.
Dungen, Peter van den
The struggle for peace is a story filled with action, drama, and heroism that should be presented in a peace museum based on a careful selection of themes and the events, individuals, and movements within each theme. An outline provides 18 possible major themes to be addressed in the content of a peace museum in order to present a comprehensive picture of the history and evolution of peace: (1) the unity and fragility of the globe; (2) the experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; (3) the anti-nuclear weapons movement; (4) wars and weapons of the post-1945 world; (5) oppositional movements to the military threat and the militarisation of society; (6) the idea of peace in antiquity and in the world's religions; (7) the faithfulness to the pacifist doctrine of heretical sects in the Christian world in the Middle Ages; (8) the enlightenment and the growth of the peace sentiment; (9) following the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815; (10) the development of the organized peace movement in the second half of the 19th century; (11) official endeavors for peace, arbitration, growth of international law in the decades leading up to 1914; (12) the radical and socialist peace movements before 1914; (13) the fate of war-resisters in World War I; (14) developments during the inter-war period; (15) international organizations in the post-1945 world; (16) domestic oppression and injustice and the non-violent struggle against it; (17) academic concerns about the causes of war and violence following World Wars I and II; and (18) the growth of international law. (CK)
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Educational Facilities, Exhibits, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, International Relations, Museums, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, Thematic Approach, War
R & D Group, Preparedness for Peace, School of Education, Box 23501, S-200, 45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.
Identifiers: Peace Education; Peace Museums; Peace Studies