Atomic Bomb Exhibition 9th August – 9th of October

In the late afternoon at 19.30 on the 9th of August, the day Nagasaki was bombed in 1945, an impressive photo, text and artifacts´ exhibition on the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 and their effects, will open at Reykjavík City Library at Tryggvagata 15 (city center). It is open that night until 22.00.  Later in the evening at 22.30n a yearly candle floating ceremony will take place at the pond in Reykjavík center. There Mr. Inosuke Hayasaki a 81 year old survivor from Nagasaki, will address the publicum.  The exhibition is organized by the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, in cooperation with Iceland´s Ministry of foreign affairs, The Reykjavík City Library, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of   Iceland, Hof Cultural and   Conference Center in Akureyri, The Embassy of Iceland in Japan, The Embassy of Japan in Iceland, Reykjavik Art Museum, Coalition of   Iceland′s Peace Movements, Takanawa ehf.  and the Iceland-Japan Society.

The aim of the exhibition is to convey the reality of the atomic bombing damages to people, to inform future generations, to learn from the history and to build a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons.

The 14th of September the exhibition will move to The University of Iceland and October 13th to Akureyri Hof Cultural and Conference Center.