Planning and Implementation of Exhibition
  1. 1. Organizers will be asked to:
    • 1.1 Plan and implement "Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Exhibition"
      • a) Set the dates of the exhibition.
        We have no requirement regarding the duration of the exhibit, but we recommend that it stay up at least two weeks, preferably one month. Please set up an opening ceremony on the first day of the exhibition.
      • b) Secure a venue.
        Size Requirements:
        Minimum 300m2
        Please secure a venue that can display 58 A-bomb photo panels and 20 A-bomb artifacts.
        A-bomb artifacts are to be treated as works of art. They require security surveillance, either manned or unmanned (video camera, etc), so please select a venue that can provide the necessary security. Ideal venues are exhibit halls or special exhibit spaces in art galleries and museums. Other suitable locations include spaces where people gather, such as City Hall lobbies, universities, churches, libraries, etc. Please securely lock the venue at night.
      • c) Install the exhibits.
        A-bomb Photo Panels:
        These panels are suspended from hooks included in the set. Generally, these hooked panels are mounted directly on the walls or onto a display board.
        A-bomb Artifacts:
        ♦ The A-bomb artifacts should be exhibited in display cases. Please obtain display cases that can be locked and secured at all times. Each artifact will come with an explanatory placard (approx. 20cm × 10cm) that should be placed inside the display case with the artifact.
        ♦ As with any works of art, it is best for a curator, or someone with prior experience in handling works of art, to handle these artifacts. If you are unable to find such personnel, we will have staff members commissioned for the delivery unpack and install the artifacts in the display cases.
      • < Note >
        In general, photo panels are created in Japan and sent out overseas for the exhibits. However, due to cost-related issues, there may be cases in which only the data of the panels are sent and we ask the organizers to create the panels locally.
    • 1.2 Prepare for A-bomb survivor testimony
      • a) Set the date and time for the survivor testimony.
        One testimony takes approximately two hours including Q&A and interpretation. These testimonies can also be held at nearby schools and churches for the duration of the exhibit.
      • b) Secure a venue for the survivor testimony.
        Please secure one or two venues that provide the most accessibility for visitors to come and listen to the survivor testimony.
      • c) Arrange for an interpreter.
        Please arrange for a Japanese-English interpreter to translate the survivor's testimony. Written text of the survivor's testimony can be provided in advance.
    • 1.3 PR activity for A-bomb exhibition and survivor testimony
      • We encourage organizers to implement various PR activities to widely publicize the exhibition and the survivor testimony, and raise awareness for abolition of nuclear weapons. We suggest PR methods that include but are not limited to: placing an ad in the newspaper, advertising through the radio and the Internet, etc.
    • 1.4 Questionnaire and exhibition report
      • a) Please ask visitors to fill out a survey of the exhibition and survivor testimony.
        Questionnaire form → PDF
      • b) Please submit overall reports of the exhibition and survivor testimony that include the total number of attendees at each event.
        Report form → PDF
      • c) Please send back all the completed forms and surveys to us after the exhibition.
  2. 2. Expenses
    • 2.1 The City of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will bear the cost of:
      • a) Production and shipping of the A-bomb photo panels.
      • b) Shipping of the A-bomb artifacts.
      • c) Travel and accommodation for the A-bomb survivor and staff from Japan.
    • 2.2 The organizer will be asked to bear the cost of:
      • a) Installing and managing the exhibition and survivor testimony.
      • b) Costs associated with the opening or other events.
      • c) PR activities.