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Peace Palace Centenaire

  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Second-Prize Winning Design by Alexandre Marcel, Paris

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Second-Prize Winning Design by Alexandre Marcel, Paris

    août 23, 2013

    On 15 August 1905 the “Programme of the Competition for the Architectural Plan of the Peace Palace for the use of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with a Library” was sent out all over the world. The competition was open to all. On the closing day, 15 April 1906, no less than 216 plans had been submitted, covering a total of more than 3.000 drawings. The jury, after subsequent diligent inspection, alloted the second prize to Alexandre Marcel of Paris. It very much resembles the “Petit Palais” which Marcel built at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Second-Prize Winning Design by Alexandre Marcel, Paris

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  • An die Freude

    Centennial Celebration: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    août 23, 2013

    The Hague will celebrate the hundredth birthday of its Peace Palace in style. What composition could be more appropriate than Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony? Its world-famous ‘Alle Menschen werden Brüder’ expresses the universal message of peace and harmony in Schiller’s poem ‘Ode to Joy’. The composer and committed pacifist Benjamin Britten, born a hundred years ago, will be remembered in a moving work by Arvo Pärt.

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  • Andrew Carnegie

    Peace Philanthropy – Then and Now

    août 22, 2013

    In the Atrium of The Hague City Hall, an exposition is presented about the changing tradition of peace philantropy. It is illustrated by twenty cases of leading and sometimes controversial people. After an introduction about ‘the Gift of Carnegie’, important historical figures in the tradition of peace philanthropy will be introduced, including Alfred Nobel, Henry Ford, Jan Bloch, John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Hague banker Johan Wateler.
    Peace Philanthropy – Then and Now

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  • Peace Palace Third-Prize Winning Design by F. Wendt. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Third-Prize Winning Design by F. Wendt

    août 21, 2013

    On 15 August 1905 the “Programme of the Competition for the Architectural Plan of the Peace Palace for the use of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with a Library” was sent out all over the world. The competition was open to all. On the closing day, 15 April 1906, no less than 216 plans had been submitted, covering a total of more than 3.000 drawings. The jury, after subsequent diligent inspection, alloted the third prize to F. Wendt of Charlottenburg, featuring ninety pillars towering above a somewhat ‘impressed’ dome.
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Third-Prize Winning Design by F. Wendt

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  • Vredespaleis Vijfje

    Gold and Silver Coins Mark the 100th Anniversary of Peace Palace

    août 20, 2013

    The gold and silvercoins, which are the work of designer Thom Puckey, are struck at the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht. The coin captures the extravagant, decorative and exuberant interior and architecture of the Peace Palace. The Palace itself is depicted as viewed from the front, in fact, the coin cleverly includes two spectators (judges) admiring the beautiful building on each side.
    Gold and Silver Coins Mark the 100th Anniversary of Peace Palace

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  • Women and Peace

    Women and Peace

    août 19, 2013

    In the Atrium of City Hall, an exposition is presented about the life of Bertha von Suttner, Aletta Jacobs and other women that have had a significant role in the international peace movements. In the beginning of the 19th century Bertha von Suttner was part of the International Peace movement and was one of the social entrepreneurs who supported the establishment of the Peace Palace.
    Women and Peace

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  • Peace Palace Postcards

    Peace Palace Postcards

    août 18, 2013

    As soon as the building process of the Peace Palace was finished in 1913 it instantly became one of the landmarks of The Hague. Over the past century numerous postcards depicting this building have been sent home to family and friends “greetings from The Hague”. The Peace Palace is such an important building for the city that it is also one of the bestselling items on souvenirs and curiosa.
    Peace Palace Postcards

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  • A Peace Greeting from The Hague

    A Peace Greeting from The Hague

    août 17, 2013

    The City Archives of The Hague in cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation have put together an exhibition of postcards, souvenirs and curiosa depicting the Peace Palace. This exhibition will be on display in the The Hague Information Centre (City Hall) in August and September.
    A Peace Greeting from The Hague

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  • Peace Palace Centenary Concerts

    Concerts and Conferences

    juillet 26, 2013

    August 28th 2013 marks the centennial anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague. Since its inauguration, the Peace Palace has become a worldwide icon of Peace and Justice. A chain of special events are scheduled between August 28th and September 21st, the UN Day of Peace, to emphasize The Netherlands’ unwavering commitment to a better world in which conflicts are settled peacefully. Please, read more here about the concerts and conferences!
    The Peace Palace Concerts

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  • H.E. Ambassador Leon Marc of the Republic of Slovenia

    Embassy Centennial Book Project: Slovenia

    juillet 23, 2013

    This month, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in The Netherlands has participated in the Embassy Book Donation Project as part of our upcoming Centenary. The Slovenian Embassy, through H.E. Ambassador Leon Marc enriched our Library with publications from Slovenia’s foremost international lawyer at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, Professor Leonid Pitamic.

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