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​The Tunisian Method – new exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center

Press Release   •   Dec 04, 2015 11:35 CET

The Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2015 – The Tunisian Method is about the National Dialogue Quartet. It tells the story of Tunisia after the Arab Spring, and the road from chaos and mass protest to a new constitution and free elections.

- In the exhibition we have highlighted the Quartet’s significant role in the development of democracy in Tunisia. As the country stood on the brink of civil war, they created dialogue and mediated a peaceful resolution to a conflict in a very turbulent region. Our hope is that politicians and the public alike will be inspired by The Tunisian Method, says Bente Erichsen, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.

The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 for the work they did mediating a peaceful solution to the inflamed conflict in 2013. The Quartet lay the grounds for free elections and the adoption of a new constitution that has been praised worldwide.

Photographer Moises Saman has, on commission from the Nobel Peace Center, interpreted the Constitution in a photo series. The online newspaper Tunisia Live has interviewed the four heads of the organizations that make up the Quartet, and made a video documentary about their work. In the exhibition, the visitors will be invited to test their own dialogue skills.

The Nobel Peace Center has made the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2015 in collaboration with designer Christine Lohre, associate professor Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati, Maria Glenna, Tunisia Live and photographer Moises Saman from Magnum Photos. This is the 11th Peace Prize Exhibition in the series.

The exhibition is supported by The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) / The Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri).

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will open the exhibition on 11 December. The exhibition opens to the public on 12 December at 12.00 noon, and admission is free throughout the year. 

Facts about the Nobel Peace Center

  • one of Norway's most visited museums with 227,000 visitors in 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • it is an independent foundation, with the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointing the board
  • Olav Njølstad is the leader of the board, Bente Erichsen is the Executive Director
  • it is financed by a combination of public and private funds
  • the main sponsors and collaborating partners are Hydro, Telenor Group and ABB