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  • The Washington Naval Treaty: Averting the Allied Arms Race

    November 2, 2017

    The 1916 US Naval Act and its 1918 proposed expansion triggered a Naval Arms Race between it and it’s allied nations of Great Britain and Japan.
    Finally, the United States Government invited the principal naval powers to a conference to discuss the situation and end the Naval Arms Race.
    A bold opening suggestion from the US government resulted in the scrapping and halting of most naval capital ships.
    The Washington Naval Treaty signed on the 6th of February 1922

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  • Invitation Extra Lecture on Nicholas Roerich, Tuesday, 13 May 2014

    Invitation Extra Lecture on Nicholas Roerich, Tuesday, 13 May 2014

    May 9, 2014

    Invitation for an extra Peace Palace Library Lecture on Nicholas Roerich, Artist and Lawyer, Founder of the 1935 Roerich Pact for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Times of War and Peace, Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 17.00 – 18.00 in the Library and Academy Building of the Peace Palace.
     Invitation Extra Lecture on Nicholas Roerich, Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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  • Exhibition and Lectures: "The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity", Peace Palace Library, April 15-16, 2014

    Exhibition: “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”, Peace Palace Library

    April 22, 2014

    The Roerich Pact is the first international treaty on the protection of art, science, religion and monuments. This unique legal document sprang from the initiative of Nicholas Roerich, a famous Russian painter and jurist. A special exhibition about Roerich and the Roerich Pact is organized in the Peace Palace Library. From April 16 – May 18 guided tours to the exhibition are available. Costs €5. Please find available dates and times at www.vredespaleis.nl (visitor information).
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  • Exhibition and Lectures: "The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity", Peace Palace Library, April 15-16, 2014

    Exhibition and Lectures: “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”, Peace Palace Library, April 15-16, 2014

    April 11, 2014

    The Roerich Pact is the first international treaty on the protection of art, science, religion and monuments. This unique legal document sprang from the initiative of Nicholas Roerich, (1874-1947), a famous Russian painter and jurist. Lectures and a special exhibition about Roerich and the Roerich Pact will be organized in the Peace Palace Library. Read more.
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  • La Salle des festins de Versailles en réjouissance 1763. Engraving on the Treaty of Paris 1763

    La Salle des festins de Versailles en réjouissance 1763

    September 6, 2013

    Hand-coloured engraving on the Treaty of Paris of 1763. This treaty put an end tot the Seven Years’ War that involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. Image: A perspective view of a hall. In the hall a large group is  seated at three long tables.

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  • D'eeuwige gedenck-teekene

    D’eeuwige gedenck-teekene

    September 6, 2013

    Engraving on the Treaty of Breda, signed on 31 July 1667  by England, the United Provinces (Netherlands), France, and Denmark–Norway. This treaty brought an end to the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665–1667). Image: A group of statesmen are standing behind a table. There are documents on the table with lead seal and a quill pen with an inkwell. The upper part of the engraving depicts […]

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  • De vrede van Utrecht - 16 juni 1714

    De vrede van Utrecht – 16 juni 1714

    September 6, 2013

    Engraving on the Treaty of Utrecht that was signed in Utrecht on 26 June 1714 by plenipotentiaries of the King of Spain and the States General of  the Republic of the United Netherlands. Image: Group of men standing around a table in a boarding room with in the front two figures that are shaking hands. At the left […]

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  • Freuden des Friedens

    September 6, 2013

    Page from a book containing poetry by J. Kellner on the Treaty of Lunéville of 1801 with an engraving of several illustrations that depict what happend on “Der fröhliche Abend des 20. Febr. in Nürnberg”  [the merry evening of 20 February in Nuremberg]

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  • Vrede van Munster - county hall - I

    Vrede van Munster – county hall – I

    August 30, 2013

    Photograph of an engraving of the council chamber of the City Hall of Münster. In this boardroom the Peace of Münster was signed between the Dutch Republic an the Kingdom of Spain on 30 January 1648, and officially ratified in Münster on 15 May 1648. With this treaty, the United Netherlands finally became independent from the […]

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  • Vrede van Münster – raadzaal – II

    August 30, 2013

    Photograph of the council chamber of the City Hall of Münster. In this room the Peace of Münster was signed between the Dutch Republic an the Kingdom of Spain on 30 January 1648, and officially ratified in Münster on 15 May 1648. With this treaty, the United Netherlands finally became independent from the Spanish Crown.

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