Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nobel Peace Centre honours four laureates

By Rosie Chauke
25 November 2009

Iziko museum is hosting an exhibition that is aimed at honouring four of South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and F.W de Klerk.

Briefing the media at the gallery CEO Professor H.C Bredenkamp said South Africa is a dynamic country, filled with hope, promises and a rich diverse heritage and history.

The exhibition will run in South Africa until the end of the year before it moves to Oslo, Norway next year.

Bente Erichsen CEO of the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo says the main reason they are doing this through art, documentaries and photography is to focus on war, peace and conflict resolution.

“Since the opening in 2005, we have also produced temporary exhibitions about the freedom of expression, about climate change.

“Two years ago, we launched a new program profile, we decided to focus more on our icons, more on the most brave and respected laureates,” said Bente Erichsen.

Erichsen added that the natural first choice was the dramatic history of South Africa with its transition from apartheid to democracy and the four men forever related to this transition.


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