The International Network of Museums for Peace features the art of Luba Lukova
c/o Kyoto Museum
for World Peace
56-1 Toji-in, Kitamachi, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto, Japan 6038577
The latest issue of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) highlights the inspiring resolve of peace building cultural institutions and individuals from around the world who, in the face of great challenges, have stepped forward with courage and love.
Featured on its pages are the striking serigraphs of artist Luba Lukova, who "firmly believes that art is central to human existence and that morality and creativity are aligned." Transcending language, culture and politics, her thought-provoking images address many of the burning topics of our time, including war and peace, income inequality, women's rights, and more.
The International Network of Museums for Peace enables museums and related organizations to collaborate in sharing knowledge and best practices to advance education for peace and promote world peace. Founded in 1992 in Bradford, England, INMP brings together peace and anti-war museums and institutions from around the globe, including Australia, Japan, and the United States.
"Some of the best museums and monuments of peace are the very sites from which peace was once most absent. The WWI battlefield of Verdun; the city of Hiroshima, above which the first nuclear bomb was detonated; and maybe sometime in the future, Mariupol – a city totally destroyed by the 2022 Russian attack on Ukraine..."
"...Peace museums must help us understand how wars begin, and the suffering they cause. Only when we accept that under certain conditions war is a likely part of our human behavior – only then can we sustain efforts to avoid or mitigate those conditions. We humans are imperfect creatures and need to understand what triggers those dangerous sides of our behavioral repertoire in order to hold on to our better sides. Peace among humans can never be taken for granted..."
Heritage of War – for Peace?
The Inevitable Duality
INMP Issue #37