Imphal Peace Museum Project Ⅲ
|Implementing Agency||Sasakawa Peace Foundation|
|Project Type||Self Operated|
The Imphal Peace Museum was successfully opened in the state of Manipur in Northeast India on June 22, 2019. With financial support provided by The Nippon Foundation, this project aims to strengthen the museum’s governance structure, develop the capabilities of museum staff and curators, and work to enhance the quality of the museum’s programs and exhibits to ensure the successful operation and administration of the museum. Activities include arranging exchange programs that both send experts to visit Northeast India as well as welcome museum stakeholders to Japan, conducting interviews with war survivors in Northeast India to collect oral histories, creating special exhibitions featuring items donated by the bereaved families of those who participated in the Battle of Imphal, and publishing the English translation of the Military History Series: The Battle of Imphal. Through these activities, this project aims to ensure that the Imphal Peace Museum, which has garnered widespread attention within India and around the world, will maintain its high standards as a museum based on rigorous historical research with a universal message of peace and continue to act as a platform for peace education to promote mutual understanding and multiculturalism and to pass down the region’s history to future generations.