ERIC Number: ED370865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Environment for Peace Education: The Peace Museum Idea. Peace Education Miniprints, No. 48.
Societies all over the world have museums to commemorate war and war heroes. A world-wide growth of peace museums addresses the issue of museums to celebrate peace. These museums, grounded in the activities of nationals, have a regional base but embody a larger international quest for peace education through the visual arts. The original type of peace museum is the anti-war museum. A second type is the issue-based museum such as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki that developed as a response to atomic bombs and the nuclear age. A third strand of peace museum focuses on the celebration of humanitarian work. Modern peace museums have a multi-faceted approach that encapsulates the world-wide quest for peace. These museums constitute a vital force for non-formal peace work and an opportunity for peace educators. (CK)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Global Approach, Humanitarianism, International Relations, Museums, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, Visual Arts, 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.