Events of EFUCA
The role of museums as messengers of peace and mediators of intercultural understanding cannot be overemphasized. In the era of globalization, collections, people and ideas have gained greater mobility and due to this phenomenon, museums hold fundamental roles in education and research. These roles raise the profiles of museums as forums of encounters and learning on the interconnection among different cultures and civilizations, as opposing to nationalistic or ethnocentric views of history and societies.
A reading from Black Swan was first presented in 2017 at the Peace Museum Vienna in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in collaboration with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW*) Austria. In 1984 IPPNW was awarded the UNESCO Peace Education Prize and in 1985 the Nobel Peace Prize. The Treaty was adopted by an overwhelming majority of states on 7 July 2017. Later that same year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The UNESCO Club Vienna is a member of INMP and of ICAN Austria.