Museum of Peace: a virtual museum

Alice Rebecca König, Jenny Elizabeth Oberholtzer, Otilia Meden, Zoe du Bois, Lia da Giau, Federica Consiglio, Harris Siderfin, Arden Henley, Grace Bitner, Marios Diakourtis, Claire Percival, Mathias Katsuya

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‘Peace’ is a seemingly simple concept. But how would you define it?

In this museum we have brought together lots of different ways of visualising peace. Our aim is not to promote any one particular vision. Instead, we want to spark more conversation about what peace ‘looks like’ to each of us, how it gets imagined and represented, where different kinds of peace can be found, how it can be promoted, and what peace-making and peace-keeping actually involve. We think that talking about different manifestations of peace is an important step in empowering everyone to play a part in fostering it, no matter who they are or where they come from.

‘Visualising Peace’ is a Vertically Integrated Project directed by Dr Alice König with support from PG mentor Jenny Oberholtzer. Twelve undergraduate students, based in a range of Schools at the University of St Andrews, have worked together to expand the scope of the School of Classics’ Visualising War project from focusing on how representations of war impact broader attitudes towards conflict to investigating conceptualizations of peace across academic disciplines and broader domains of human activity. In doing so, the Visualising Peace project seeks to research, challenge and stretch habits of imagining, understanding, representing and working towards peace.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022


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