Nobel Peace Center
() is a showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize
and the ideals it represents. The Center is also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution.
The Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel
and the other Nobel prizes. This is done using multimedia and interactive technology, exhibitions, meetings, debates, theater, concerts and conferences, as well as a broad educational program and regular guided tours.
The Nobel Peace Center is a foundation and part of a network of Nobel institutions represented externally by the Nobel Foundation
, which also administers informational activities and arrangements surrounding the presentation of the Nobel Prize. Bente Erichsen
is director of the Nobel Peace Center. Geir Lundestad
is chairman of the Center’s board, which is appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Committee
The Nobel Peace Center was opened in 2005 by HRH King Harald V of Norway
in a ceremony attended by the royal families of Norway and Sweden. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai
was also present. The Center has since welcomed more than 400,000 visitors (as of 1 October 2009). The Nobel Peace Center is located in the former Oslo Vestbanestasjon
(Oslo West railway station) building dating from 1872, which ceased to be used as a railway station in 1989. It is located close... Read More