Exhibitions Temporary exhibition

Reflections on Peace

16 September 2020 to 10 January 2021

Photo credits: © Gary Knight/VII

In Imagine. Reflections on peace, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum has teamed up with the VII Foundation to explore the peace-building process and its outcome in Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia and Colombia: all places that have experienced drawn-out conflicts.

The signing of a peace accord between the opposing parties is only a first step. What happens next? How to rebuild what has been destroyed? What visible and invisible scars were left by years of conflict? How do neighbours who were once enemies learn to live together again?

Renowned photojournalists who have explored these places reflect on how peace is built day to day. Their photographs reveal a tenuous process and a complex reality made up of successes and failures, hope and hesitation, inviting us to imagine an ideal peace that exists outside the headlines.

An exhibition produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in partnership with the VII Foundation.

COVID-19 and Us
By Magnum Photos and you

May 18, 2020 to January 31, 2021




To make sense of the complete changes caused by the pandemic, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (MICR) is launching “ COVID-19 and Us “, an international participatory project, in partnership with the famous agency Magnum Photos.

Photographers from all over the world will share with us their views on the pandemic, first online from May 18th and then physically at the museum from mid-June. We will discover their exclusive images with you on a regular basis online.

Gradually, we will install them with you in our permanent exhibition, casting a new look at it. We will also give you the opportunity to share your personal story with us, which we will keep in our collections. If you wish, it may be presented in the museum and included in a new film coproduced with Magnum Photos, scheduled later this year.

To share your story with us and take part in this ambitious, innovative and experimental project, click here!

We look forward to seeing, reading or listening to you!

Discover a first selection of testimonies here.

The themes of the week

Each week, we have unveiled six Magnum Photos images presented through the prism of the following themes: “Defying”, “Express”, “Recover”, “Staying connected”, “Preventing”. We have had the pleasure of discussing them with our guests during zoom conferences or through blog notes that we invite you to rediscover here:

Week 1: “Defying”
Week 2: “Express”
Week 3: “Recover”
Week 4: “Staying connected”
Week 5: “Preventing”
Week 6: “Looking”