Oct 04
Martin Bodmer Foundation Museum & Library
  • War and Peace
  • Bodmer Library & Museum

Humankind has continuously thought about, justified, led, glorified or prepared for war. In parallel, humanity’s efforts have continuously sought to limit war’s worst violations, condemn its desolation and conceive of or work towards a more just and peaceful world.

The War and Peace exhibition, commissioned in partnership with the United Nations (UN Geneva) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is devoted to the timeless realities of war and peace. Structured on three themes which are the genesis of war, the destruction perpetrated and the desire for peace, the accounts and documents presented are sourced in literature, the arts, religions, philosophy, law and politics.

With the aim of helping visitors to understand the eternal dialogue between humankind’s belligerent nature and its profound desire for peace, the exhibition presents literary works, propaganda material, engravings and archives, and extends to the United Nations Library and the Humanitarium in the Museum of the Red Cross in Geneva.

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