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The Peace Museum is envisaged as a story telling Museum. The story of how a common culture, tradition, history and community bonds that existed before partition were rendered asunder and, after the agony, suffering and pain, how they are being picked up again.

The Museum will use multimedia display, interactivity, objects, artifacts, pictures, poster, print material including newspapers indeed every conceivable item available. The exhibit area is divided into 3 sections.


Evocative of pre-partition joint Punjab: This section will have exhibits in the form of objects/artifacts, audio-visual, multimedia to evoke the flavour of life in pre-partition Punjab. Exhibit Display Scheme

Indicative Exhibit Display Scheme

S. N. Exhibit Design Scheme
Large map (20'x20') Pre-partition Punjab Each village on the map will have a concealed LED lamp connected to a computer screen. To identify /locate his village on the map, the visitor will type the name in the keyboard. The LED lamp of that village on the map will start blinking. In addition, the screen will scroll brief history of the village including important landmarks, events, personalities etc. To generate this information will require a huge database of several thousand villages on either side of the border in both Punjabs. For this purpose it is proposed to have collaboration between Punjab University, Lahore and GNDU, Amritsar/Panjab University, Chandigarh.
2. Objects / artifacts of everyday common use in pre-partition Punjab 1. Cinema tickets (pre 1947)
2. Railway tickets (ASR-LAHORE-ASR)
3. Letters
4. Court papers
5. Revenue stamps
6. Coins
7. Weights / measures
8. Playing cards
9. Newspapers
    (i) Civil & Military Gazettee
    (ii) Tribune
    (iii) Milap
    (iv) Zamindara
    (v) Prabhat
3. Born in India Born in Pakistan (Multimedia) Pakistan (Dr. Manmohan Singh, L.K. Advani, Kuldip Nayyar, I K Gujral, Tarlochan Singh etc.) and prominent Pakistanis born in India (Pervez Musharraf, Nawaz Sharif etc.)


Evocative of the images of tragedy, trauma and suffering of partition :

Indicative Exhibit Display Scheme

S. N. Exhibit Design Scheme
1. Photographs Black & White Pix of partition. Also first person accounts
2. First person
Audio-visual memories/images of partition by those who were its victims as well as witnesses, including eminent writers, public men, common people etc. etc.
3. International/national
August 1947
Tribune, Civil & Military Gazette, Times of London, reporting ofNew York Times etc. etc.
3. Impact of partition on
the economic and
cultural life of
Amritsar & Lahore
Articles, pictures, Multimedia, first person accounts.

Dedicated to the votaries of peace on the both sides of the border who displayed courage to stand up for peace and sanity even when at times they were in a hopeless minority

Indicative Exhibit Display Scheme

S. N. Exhibit Design Scheme
1. Paintings A large, high ceiling roof will have a few paintings on the walls depicting peace warriors on both sides of the border. These paintings will be done by celebrity artists from both countries. The walls will have lot of empty space - symbolising that the space for peace is still large and vacant.

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