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  • Bringing the Peace Palace into the Twentieth Century

    mars 28, 2019

    At the time it was being built, many people were dissatisfied with the design for the Peace Palace exterior by Louis Cordonnier; he designed a Renaissance building with gothic elements, made out of brick and natural stone with sculptured ornamentation such as pilasters and friezes. The public felt the traditional design-aesthetic harked back to old ways of thinking, which had led to war, rather than being a visual representation of the hope for a modern, peaceful society. Herman Rosse was able to bridge the gap between past and present in his style of design for the interiors of the building. But where did he get his inspiration to bring the Peace Palace into the twentieth century?

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  • Peace Palace Interiors

    mars 27, 2019

    The designers behind the great artworks of the Peace Palace’s interiors are part of a research project by the Carnegie Foundation. Amongst these designers was Herman Rosse – the youngest, least-experienced of them all – yet his artworks cover the largest surface area of the building. His work here was the start of a wondrous career that would lead him to an Oscar. We followed his tracks, from several archives to his children, to find out more about the man behind the most impressive artwork of the Peace Palace.

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  • Did you know that the youngest designer of the Peace Palace was also an Oscar-winner?

    mars 13, 2019

    The designers behind the great artworks of the Peace Palace are part of a new research project by the Carnegie Foundation. Amongst these designers was Herman Rosse – the youngest, least-experienced of them all – yet his artworks cover the largest surface area of the building. His work here was the start of a wondrous career that would lead him to an Oscar.

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  • SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions → the Peace Palace!

    novembre 15, 2018

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations that came into effect in January 2016, are the most important goals that the world should work on for the future. These goals are the successor of the Millennium Goals. In the Sustainable Development Goals, the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies was included a an essential goal for the future for the first time. This is SDG16. It is a goal that matches the ideal with which the Peace Palace was founded well! The Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace signed the SDG Charter in September 2017. A year later, on 24 September 2018, the Peace Palace was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands as official ‘SDG 16 House’, the first of its kind in the world.

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  • Great Grandson of Peace Palace Architect Louis Cordonnier Visits his The Hague Legacy on the day of the ‘Hagologie’ course

    octobre 23, 2018

    On Saturday October 13th, 2018, the second “Hagologie” course took place in the Peace Palace Library. This is part of a series of lectures concerning the history of the city of The Hague, also addressing i.a. the Binnenhof or the Schilderswijk. Mr. Jeroen Vervliet, Peace Palace Library Director, highlighted again the development of The Hague as City of Peace and Justice since Hugo Grotius, Tobias Asser, Bertha von Suttner and the construction of Andrew Carnegie’s Temple of Peace, eventually the Peace Palace, where arbitration as conducted by the Permanent Court of Arbitration and adjudication as administered by the International Court of Justice contributed over the 20th century till the day of today to the role of The Hague as legal capital of the world.

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  • The Organization of American States and the Peace Palace: Visit by Secretary-General Luis Almagro

    octobre 23, 2018

    International Law is the most important tool we have to preserve peace’. These profounds words were recently spoken by H.E. Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, on the occasion of the first edition of the Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations. Mr. Almagro, who was the highest dignitary to attend this event, addressed an attentive audience and spoke about the shared history between the Peace Palace and the OAS. However, it did not take long before he addressed the elephant in the room: the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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  • Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations, 24-26 September 2018

    septembre 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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  • Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years

    août 28, 2018

    Today, it is our Birthday! Photograph: De Porceleyne Fles, Delft, 1913. Made after a design by Leon Senf (1860-1940), for the opening of the Peace Palace in The Hague. 23 cm. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation
    Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years Anniversary

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  • From the Peace Palace to Hollywood

    mars 13, 2018

    The stories behind the Peace Palace interior designs and designers have never before been explored in great detail. However, they contributed to making the Peace Palace not only a unique building and a product of an era, but also a visible icon of peace and justice. A blog about designer Herman Rosse, a man with ambition, a vast artistic experience and the talent to do great things. It would eventually lead him to becoming the first Dutchman ever to win an Oscar.

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  • Remembering Felix Moscheles (1833-1917)

    janvier 11, 2018

    On December 22, the Peace Palace Library, the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) and the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute organized a commemorative meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Felix Stone Moscheles. Moscheles was a 19th century peace activist and painter. He was one of the best-known pacifists of his time, a familiar face in the International Peace Movement and a close friend of Bertha von Suttner, the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He participated in the Hague Peace Conferences and was a staunch supporter of international arbitration. This blog will briefly discuss his life and will mainly focus on his peace activities.

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