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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Press Release   •   Dec 06, 2013 10:45 CET

The Nobel Peace Center staff share the grief of people all across the world on the loss of Nelson Mandela. A memorial wall and a memorial protocol will be available to all who want a place to remember the great South African freedom fighter.

- Nelson Mandela was a giant in world history and in the history of the Nobel Peace Prize. His untiring struggle against apartheid, for democracy, equality and justice has had a global impact. He was a great leader and a source of inspiration for all who work for peace and reconciliation, says Bente Erichsen, Executive Director at the Nobel Peace Center.

The memorial wall will be available to the public in the Nobel Peace Center’s opening hours, daily from 10.00 to 18.00. The memorial protocol is available here.


The Nobel Peace Center is a museum that 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).