Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

  • Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations, 24-26 September 2018

    September 24, 2018

    A 3 day programme presented by Carnegie institutions Worldwide and other partners at The Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands.

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  • Andrew Carnegie’s Legacy: 100 Years Later and into the Next Century

    April 27, 2018

    As the centennial of the death of Andrew Carnegie approaches in 2019, the institutions he founded are organizing a series of programs to celebrate Carnegie’s legacy and address the national and international challenges ahead. Carnegie institutions in New York, Washington, Pittsburgh, California, and Europe will sponsor events over the next 18 months to commemorate Andrew Carnegie’s lasting achievements in peace, education, the arts, science, culture, and philanthropy.

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  • Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s ♫ Peace March ♫

    May 30, 2017

    A long-lost march by the Dutch composer J.J.H. van Rosmalen has been rediscovered here at the Library, a century after its creation in 1914. The two-page score is a short festive march in honour of Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philantropist. The Peace Palace, officially opened on 28 August 1913, was built with his extraordinary gift of 1,500,00 million dollars.

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  • Andrew Carnegie

    What did Andrew Carnegie know that will save Libraries today?

    February 3, 2017

    Andrew Carnegie believed in libraries and personally paid to build more than 2500 of them in his lifetime. He didn’t foresee Google, Wikipedia, eBooks, or modern publishing. And yet, he understood something that would secure the future of our libraries no matter what technological changes come our way.

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  • Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library – In the Footsteps of …

    September 23, 2016

    Visit the Library during The Hague Open Doors Day 2016 and meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law.
    Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library - In the Footsteps of …

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  • Visit to Dunfermline, Scotland

    April 29, 2016

    From Thursday 31 March till Saturday 2 April 2016, Erik de Baedts, director of the Carnegie Foundation and Sophie Brinkel, policy advisor, visited the town of Dunfermline; the birthplace of the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The idea of the visit was to learn about the different Carnegie institutions in Dunfermline and to discuss future cooperation.

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  • Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting 1914

    Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting 1914

    January 1, 2014

    Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting was published in The Independant magazine on January 5, 1914. At that time, he was still optimistic on the possibility of a permanent end to war. He had always believed in the power of international law to stave off conflict, and he trusted that future wars would be averted by international arbitration. However, only six months later, World War I began.

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  • Building a ‘Temple for Peace’ the Choice of the Site

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: the Choice of the Site

    November 8, 2013

    The Treaty for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, concluded on 29 July 1899, determined that the newly created Permanent Court of Arbitration was to be established at The Hague. As Andrew Carnegie’s gift of 1903 was meant primarily for the erection of a new and appealing court house and library to serve its arbiters, there could be no argument, as to where this ‘Temple for Peace’ was to be built. It should be at The Hague. But where in The Hague precisely was quite another thing.

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  • Voor vrede kun je kiezen

    Voor vrede kun je kiezen

    August 23, 2013

    Two-sided poster for an exhibition in the Museum Mesdag on occasion of the Centenary of the Carnegie Stichting, , 29 januari t/m 6 juni 2004. Side 1: Image of an engraving of the Peace Palace and a portrait of Andrew Carnegie Side 2:  information in three languages (NL, UK, FR) on the Carnegie Foundation, the Peace Palace […]

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  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fourth-Prize Winning Design by Otto Wagner, Vienna

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fourth-Prize Winning Design by Otto Wagner

    August 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 […]

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