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President Obama’s Message (replica) and the Paper Cranes / A Piece of the A-bombed Layer


Special ExhibitionCurrent Exhibitions

  • July 11, 2017 - March 29, 2020
  • East Building 1F, Information Lounge
Exhibition Overview

About the Exhibition:

The following exhibits are currently on display.

Free Admission (Fee required for permanent Exhibitions on 2F and 3F.)

 

1. President Obama’s Message (replica) and the Paper Cranes

Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum as the first sitting head of a country which possesses nuclear weapons on May 27th, 2016. President Obama offered 4 paper cranes made by himself to Hiroshima City and wrote a message to promote the abolition of nuclear weapons. Two of the paper cranes and the message (replica) are on display.

 

2. A Piece of the A-bombed Layer

The Main Building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, designed by Kenzo Tange, was designated as the first national important cultural property in 2006 among the architectural buildings which were constructed after World War II. To prevent the building from seismic disaster, it is currently undergoing construction for earthquake resistance.

Prior to the construction, excavation work under the Main Building was conducted from November 2015 to March 2017. In the exhibition, a piece of the A-bombed layer cut from the ground is on display.

 

Contact:

Curatorial Division: +81-82-241-4004