Museums As Peacekeepers for the Future

The 11th International Conference of Museums for Peace

Fredens Hus (The House of Peace), Uppsala, SWEDEN | 14-16 August 2023

The 11th international conference of museums for peace is now over - thank you all who participated!

Fredens Hus and The International Network of Museums for Peace would like to express our warmest gratitude to the over 200 participants and speakers of the 11th International Conference of Museums for Peace in Uppsala. The participants represented 37 countries from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia as well as 105 different museums, organizations and institutions. Together we took part in over 70 inspiring and interesting presentations, keynote speakers, panels and workshops during the three conference days.

The abstract book from the conference can be found here.

You can still take part in the conference content!
Those of you who couldn’t join the conference live can take part in all the content digitally instead. The digital conference platform contains all presentations and talks from the three conference days. The material is available until December 31st 2023.

Access to the digital conference platform is 500 SEK (excl. VAT).

Use the link below to register to the digital platform. After payment you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to log in.

We look forward in seeing you next time at the 12th International Conference of Museums for Peace in Winnipeg 2026!

/Uppsala 2023 Conference Team


The 11th International Conference of Museums for Peace will revolve around the role of museums as defenders of human rights and educators for a sustainable society. The Conference theme Museums As Peacekeepers for the Future connects the historical legacies of peacebuilding with current museum efforts in peacebuilding for the present and future. The conference theme includes three sub-themes: 

1. Bringing history to life
2. Education for peacebuilding
3. Peacebuilding for the future

Museums for peace are important cultural institutions in telling the history of peacemaking as well as working to build and cultivate peace and justice for the present and future. Museums for peace have not only been exhibiting the historical accounts and telling stories of the prevention, stopping, ending, and healing from warfare and violent conflicts of the past. They have been engaging audiences, young and old, in reflecting, dialoguing, envisioning, and collaboratively working toward cultures of peace, nonviolence, human rights, decolonization, and both social and planetary justice for the present and the future.

Open call for proposals

November 25, 2022

Open registration for the conference

February, 2023

Deadline for submission of proposals

April 17, 2023

Deadline early bird registration

May 31, 2023

Deadline registration for presenters

May 31, 2023

Deadline for submitting digital presentations

July 10, 2023

Deadline for presenters to confirm their spot in the programme

July 31, 2023

Deadline in person conference registration

August 9, 2023

Deadline digital participation registration

August 14, 2023

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