from 22 October 2012 to 26 May 2013
This exhibition shows pictures of conflicts of the recent thirty years from all over the globe: Afghanistan, Chechnya, Haiti, Lebanon, Vietnam… from all the places where Patrick Chauvel “witness among people” has travelled for getting hold of evidence.
His pictures have already been published in Paris-Match, Times Magazine, Life, Newsweek…
The exhibition, which has arisen out of an exclusive selection, allows different views of the wars: it tells stories of history, the life of the anonyms in the middle of combats. In the majority of cases “the fragments of humanity escape the historians” but also “the survival instincts” or the everyday moments. Faces… [Read more]
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Although well-known for its battle fields, Verdun also posseses an invaluable architectural heritage to which the Episcopal (Bishop’s) Palace is a magnificant testimony.
In his memoires, Saint-Simon (first bishop of Verdun) regarded it as “the most vast and spendid Episcopal Palace that there is in France.”
It was Charles François d’Hallencourt, Bishop of Verdun, nicknamed “The Mitred Mason” by the writers of the era, who summoned Robert de Cotte in 1724 to reconstruct it; the first architect of Louis XV, renowned as one of the creators of the “Rocaille”style, the popular rockwork of the Rococo period.
Why do we wage wars? How can we create and conserve peace?
The exhibition tries to answer these and other questions [Read more]
Thanks to its location in the former Bishop’s Palace of Verdun, the World Center for Peace is the perfect place to organise meetings, symposiums, seminars… Therefore, it offers a prestigious surroundings to organise weddings and family gatherings.