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Press Release   •   Oct 15, 2012 13:00 CEST

This is the eighth time the Nobel Peace Center invites the public to free admission the day after announcing the winner, highlighted by a lecture by Torbjørn Jagland, the Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

The artwork that is to be part of the Nobel Peace Prize diploma was also unveiled, with artist Gerd Tinglum present.

Children from the Children’s Peace Club were taught about this year’s laureate, and the newly declared junior experts could tell both Mr Jagland and other visitors that the EU is a club with 12 stars in its flag, though it has 27 member countries.

The weekend also marked the start of plans for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Exhibition, which will open during the Nobel celebration festivities in December, just eight short weeks away. Follow the production process on the exhibition blog (in Norwegian only).


The Nobel Peace Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel. It is an arena for debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. The Nobel Peace Center works where politics and culture intersect, and the Center is internationally recognized for its emphasis on documentary photography and interactive technology. Changing exhibitions, engaging digital solutions, films, seminars and events make for a varied and exciting experience. 


The Nobel Peace Center is an independent foundation, with the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointing the board. Geir Lundestad is the leader of  the board, Bente Erichsen is the Executive Director. The Nobel Peace Center is financed by a combination of public and private funds. Main sponsors and collaborating partners are Hydro, Telenor Group, ABB and The Football Association of Norway (NFF).