The 11th International Conference of Museums for Peace takes place in Uppsala, Sweden August 14-16. If you arrive early you can participate in a guided walk on August 13. 

After the Uppsala conference there is an optional field trip to Oslo, Norway. Take the opportunity to visit the Nobel Peace Center and the Nobel Institute among other things. 

Program highlights

the program will include parts such as:

  • Round table session on the future of peace museums
  • Education for peacebuilding – workshop on how to use peace education and pedagogics 
  • Guiding through a virtual peace museum and exhibition
  • Artivism – showcase of projects
  • Digital tools of museums and education
  • Panel discussion on how to preserve the legacy of Holocaust survivors and continue to tell their stories

During the conference you will meet interesting people from...

Gapminder – The association of Swedish museums – Museum Next – NIOD (Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies) – Guernika Peace Museum Foundation – City of Uppsala – The Peace Museum in Bradford – Uppsala University – Crosscurrents International Institute – Himeyuri Peace Museum – Community Peace Museum of the African Child Soldier in South Sudan – Teheran Peace Museum – University of St Andrews – Global Art Project for Peace – Peace Resource Center – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Religion and Society – Dayton International Peace Museum – Community Peace Museums Heritage Foundation in Kenya – Webster University – Peace Boat

...among many other things!


  • Optional: guided city walks 16:00-17:30


Conference theme: Bringing history to life

  • Optional: guided city walks 10:00-11:30
  • Registration 10:00-14:00
  • Opening of the conference 13:30-14:00
  • Block 1: Bringing history to life 14:00-16:00

    Keynote speakers and presentations

  • Coffee break 16:00-16:30
  • Block 2: Bringing history to life 16:30-19:00

    Presentations and workshops

  • Welcome reception at the Principal’s office 19:00


Conference theme: Education for Peacebuilding

  • Registration 8:00-8:30
  • Block 3: Education for Peacebuilding 8:30-12:00

    Keynote speakers and presentations (with short coffee break)

  • Lunch 12:00-13:00
  • Block 4: Education for Peacebuilding 8:30-12:00

    Presentations and workshops

  • Coffee break with activities 16:00-17:00
  • Block 5: Education for Peacebuilding 17:00-18:30

    Presentations and workshops

  • Optional: dinner at Katalin 19:00-21:00


Conference theme: Museums as Peacekeepers for the Future

  • Block 6: Museums as Peacekeepers for the Future 8:30-12:00

    Keynote speakers and presentations (with short coffee break)

  • Lunch 12:00-13:00
  • Block 7: Museums as Peacekeepers for the Future 13:00-16:00

    Presentations and workshops

  • Coffee break with activities 16:00-17:00
  • Closing conference session 17:00-18:00
  • Conference dinner at Uppsala Castle 19:00-23:00

AUGUST 17TH - 20th


AUGUST 17TH – Bus Uppsala-Oslo in the morning. (Approximately 8 h bus ride.
AUGUST 18TH – Program in Oslo including the Nobel Peace Center and lunch. 
AUGUST 19TH – Free time in Oslo
AUGUST 20TH – Bus Oslo-Uppsala in the morning.

The organisers serve the right to cancel the Olso tour in case of too few participants.


Uppsala Peace Walk

Uppsala is often named “The peace city of Sweden”. It has been home to four Swedish Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Hjalmar Branting, Nathan Söderblom, Alva Myrdal and Dag Hammarskjöld. On this guided tour we will visit some of the places connected to these peace profiles.

Uppsala Cultural Walk

On this guided city tour we will pass through some of Uppsala’s most famous attractions: The Linnaeus botanical garden, Uppsala Cathedral, and Uppsala castle.

Uppsala Peace Walk

(see description above)

Uppsala Cultural Walk

(see description above)

Welcome reception at Uppsala University (principal's office)

Optional dinner at Katalin

Conference dinner at Uppsala Castle