The “Diego de Henriquez” War for Peace Museum is located in the historic center of the city of Trieste. The institution was inaugurated in 2012 and is dedicated to Diego de Henriquez The museum collection consists of documents relating to both the first and second world wars. Not a commonly understood "war" museum, but the museum of the twentieth century society at war with its demons and horrors, in the long and thwarted path towards a hopefully lasting peace. The collection consists of about 15,000 objects, including: weapons, photographs, diaries, books, posters and flyers, prints, geographical and topographical maps, musical documents, archival collections, paintings and a collection of films. The museum itinerary develops with a first approach to the theme of war. The second floor of the exhibition is focused on the history of Trieste in the First World War, in the Fascist period and in the Second World War up to the reunion with Italy in 1954. The chronological narrative is intertwined with the life of Diego de Henriquez, providing a comprehensive summary of general and local history. On the floor there is also a large room dedicated to temporary exhibitions and other events which in October will host the first thematic exhibition, dedicated to war toys seen as an expression of a society that tended to incorporate childhood into an ideological militarist universe, but also as general, practiced antidote against infantile aggressive drives.

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Via Costantino Cumano, 22
34139 Trieste

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