At the local museum (Dalénmuseet) in Stenstorp, Sweden, the local IHL- and refugee branch Folkrätts- och flyktingkretsen Skaraborg, got the opportunity to host an exhibition about the Swedish Red Cross turning 150 years.
The opening was held at 15 March and it has been followed by seminars and a theme weekend relating to humanitarian issues such as Health Care in Danger and the work of the Swedish Red Cross regarding for instance EU-migrants and disabled children in Palestine.
A second theme weekend is planned for August, when it is 70 years since the Second World War ended.
On 15-21 August, the last moving White Bus in Sweden will be at the museum and this far ten school classes have booked a study visit. The classes will both visit the bus and hear the heartbreaking stories from a man whose mother was one of the volunteers taking care of the freed prisoners from the Nazi’s concentration camps.
Many Red Cross branches from western Sweden have visited the exhibition. There has also been a lot of visitors from the public who did not know much about the Red Cross movement. They have learned more about the Geneva Conventions, the Health Care in Danger campaign, the Nobel Peace Prizes and the White Buses.
At the end of June, there has been 1 674 visitors at the museum. The anniversary exhibition will remain at the museum until 30 september.
All the visitors are also offered to see the regular exhibition about the Nobel Prize winner Gustaf Dalén.
Text and photo: Elin Andersson