Windows for Peace Project
The Project is a collaborative initiative between
- the Peace Museum Vienna, located at Blutgasse3; 1st District, and
- surrounding local businesses,
- churches and
- organizations in Vienna.
The Windows for Peace Project will utilize windows in the City Centre of Vienna to showcase influential figures throughout history that have devoted their life and career to peace and tolerance. The exhibition will highlight such figures as Vienna’s own
- Bertha von Suttner,
- Nelson Mandela,
- Mahatma Gandhi,
- and many others
This is the first project in the world to exhibit peace heroes in windows, available to everyone – and you are invited to participate.
The aim of the project is to highlight more than 150 Peace Heroes, as from June 2014 until June 2016 and maybe further. It starts focusing on the area close to the Peace Museum Vienna. You are welcome to study the already made windows for peace at Blutgasse 3/1.
The exact location of Peace Museum Vienna Windows Project includes now the streets:
- Stroblgasse and
- all city center locations.
By helping to exhibit personalities who have changed history through their perseverance of peace activism and courage, you will help educate and inspire those who stop and look at Windows for Peace in Vienna. They can take with them ideas on how to integrate peace into their daily lives. As a Window Sponsor, you will help change the world into a better, more peaceful place, one window at a time.
The project is aimed, for the first year, to cover the Singerstrasse, Gruenangergasse, Schullerstrasee, Domgasse and Blutgasse.
It is in the very center of Vienna,
- with heavy tourist traffic.
- A large number of historical and touristic sites and
- a shopping area are nearby,
making the museum very easily accessible for people to view and talk about. It is in short walking distance from Stephansdom and Mozarthaus Vienna.
In addition to the crowds of tourists that flood to Stephansdom everyday, a large number of guided tours include Stephansdom and Mozarthaus Vienna in the tours itinerary.
This brings unaware visitors to the museum,and makes them aware to Peace, and hopefully works on a culture of peace.The historical significance of Vienna adds value to the museum.
Vienna, nowadays the Austrian capital city, had transformed from
- an area of military camp of the Roman Empire
- to the capital city of various empires.
- Numerous treaties for peace were also signed in Vienna.
This area has Heavy Viennese and Tourist Traffic/2,000 people per day
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