North Korea Peace Museum
The North Korea Peace Museum is in the building constructed to house the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953. It is located in the former village of Panmunjeom (P'anmunjŏm) in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea.
|North Korea Peace Museum|
North Korea Peace Museum in 2012
|Revised Romanization||Joseon Minjujuui Inmin Gongkwaguk Pyeonghwa Bangmulgwan|
|McCune–Reischauer||Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk P'yŏnghwa Pangmulgwan|
It is located approximately 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) north-west of the Joint Security Area (JSA), in the northern half of the Demilitarized Zone. The building is all that remains of the former village, and since the mid-1950s, references to Panmunjom actually refer to the Joint Security Area itself. It is about 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) north-east of Kijong-dong, often referred to as Propaganda Village.
The weapons used to kill U.S. Army Captain Arthur Bonifas and Lieutenant Mark Barrett in the axe murder incident of 1976 are housed within the Museum.
There is a symbol of a dove above the door. At the time of the signing of the armistice, a copy of Pablo Picasso's The Dove was hanging inside the building. The Americans objected to it as a symbol of Communism (Picasso was a Communist), and it was covered up.
- Mark Seddon (9 April 2013). "How to take the heat out of the North Korean crisis". Evening Standard. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
- Jager, Sheila Miyoshi (2013). Brothers at War – The Unending Conflict in Korea. London: Profile Books. pp. 284–285. ISBN 978-1-84668-067-0.