Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Photo Poster Exhibition in the USA

2009

Presented by Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

I. Outline

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum implemented an A-bomb Exhibition Project in the United States during the past two years, aiming for 101 exhibitions (two exhibitions in each state plus one in Washington, DC.) Through this project, we sent A-bomb survivors to 61 US cities to share their A-bomb experiences. The primary objective was to give Americans more opportunities to learn about the atomic bombings, to listen to A-bomb survivorsf messages of peace in person, and to eventually deepen understanding of nuclear disarmament.

Thanks to tremendous support from peace-loving people, we participated in 113 A-bomb exhibitions in 48 states. Some organizers, however, had to give up hosting an exhibition because of problems scheduling a venue, and we have received many requests to organize exhibitions in 2009.

These positive responses have encouraged us to continue this project for another year. In response to increased demand for live testimony, we have decided to send an A-bomb survivor to all host cities through an Internet video conferencing system.

II. Content

A) gDisplay of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Photo Posters

1) 30 posters, each 36in x 24in provided by Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
@ *The posters will be donated to organizers.
There is no specific way of poster display; the posters can be directly put up on a wall, mounted on foam boards or easels, etc. Please select the most appropriate way depending on a budget, venue, and space available.

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Thumbnail previews of the posters can be seen at:

Note: In the event that the physical posters are too large to install in your venue, a CD-ROM containing the digital data of the posters described above is available on request. The organizer can print the posters in the desired size. The printing of these posters would be at the organizerfs expense.

2) In addition to the posters described above, we will provide a CD-ROM containing exhibition materials listed below in electronic form. Organizers are required to print up necessary documents. Depending on the needs or purposes, organizers can print up optional materials and added them to the exhibition. The printing of these materials would be at organizersf expense.


Contents of the CD-ROM:
< Folder: Necessary Documents> 
 a) Questionnaire for visitors
 b) Exhibition advertisement
 c) Report form of poster exhibition
 d) Report form of survivor testimony (Internet video conference)
< Folder: Optional Materials> 
 e) Message from Hiroshima 
 f) Mayors for Peace and the 2020 Vision Campaign
 g) Reasons for the dropping of the A-bomb
 h) Hiroshima and Nagasaki before the bombing
 i) Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombing
 j) Drawings by survivors (with captions)
 k) A-bomb artifacts (with captions)
 l) How to fold a paper crane

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B) A-bomb survivor testimony through Internet video conferencing 

1) Via the Internet, we can have an A-bomb survivor speak at an opening, forum or any similar event associated with the exhibition.
2) A conference generally takes about one and half hours including interpretation and Q&A.
3) A computer that meets the system requirements and Internet connection are required. (See attachment for details.)
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III. What organizers will be asked to do

A) Plan and implement a gHiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Exhibitionh

1) Set the dates of the exhibition.

Please set the dates between April, 2009 and the end of March 2010.

We make no requirement regarding the duration of the exhibit, but we recommend that it stay up at least two weeks, preferably one month.

2) Secure a venue and install the exhibition.

Organizers will be expected to find a venue, print the digital posters desired, and install the posters in the venue. We make no requirement regarding the venue, but we have previously found that the ideal venues are places where people gather, including City Hall lobbies, schools, churches, museum galleries, libraries and assembly halls. The minimum requirement is a space that can accommodate 30 A-bomb photo posters.

B) Prepare for A-bomb survivor testimony through Internet video conferencing
(see attachment for details)

1) Set the date and time for an Internet video conference with a survivor

Via the Internet, we will deliver an A-bomb survivor testimony including Q&A.

Note: Please take it into account the time difference between the US and Japan.

2) Secure a venue for an Internet video conference with a survivor

A computer that meets the system requirements and Internet connection are required

C) PR activity for A-bomb exhibition and survivor testimony 

1) To publicize the exhibition and survivor testimony and extend the reach of our appeal, we ask organizers to place an ad in the local campus or community newspaper, etc. 

2) Please add the specifics about your exhibition and testimony (time and place) to the basic ad included in the CD-ROM, Folder gNecessary Documents.h 
(Itfs possible to use flyers or posters with your own design for PR.)

3) We may be able to offer up to $1,000 per city from funds raised in Japan to help pay for placing the ad. To apply for these PR funds, organizers must meet all the requirements as follows:
 a) Make sure to state in the ad gThis ad is placed with the help of funds donated to 
Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation specifically for A-bomb exhibitions in the US.h
 b) Submit your advertising plan (name of medium, readership, cost, etc.) and the design for the ad, and receive approval and confirmation of the amount of PR funds.
 c) Submit all the necessary documents for reimbursement without delay.
(See attachment for application procedure.)

D) Other 

1) Organizers are free to add their own programs or exhibits to the exhibition.
2) We can provide the following materials:

 a) DVDs

- gHiroshima:A Motherfs Prayerh
   30 minutes. Color(partly black and white). English.
   Documentary film calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and world peace from the    viewpoint of a mother in Hiroshima.

- gHiroshima Witnessesh
   148 minutes (about 15 10-minute testimonies). Color. English.
   Atomic bomb survivors of Hiroshima describe their experiences of the bombing.

  b) Origami paper (1,000 sheets)

We will send origami paper (1,000 sheets). 
Organizers can set up a paper crane corner where visitors can fold paper cranes as a contribution to peace. 

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3) We can loan the following DVD.
- gPICA DONh 
  10 minutes / Color / Silent film
  An animation documentary appealing world peace by describing the disaster and tragic  consequences of the A-bomb explosion in Hiroshima.
  This DVD is ON LOAN. 
  Please return it to Outreach Division as soon as the exhibition ends.

E) Exhibition report 

1) We will ask organizers to submit a report of the exhibition and survivor testimony providing the following information:
(Report forms are included in the CD-ROM, Folder gNecessary Documents.h)
  a) Organization
  b) Organizer
  c) City and Venue
  d) Period of exhibition / Date of survivor testimony 
  e) Number of visitors
  f) Publicity activities
  g) Attach photos of the exhibition / survivor testimony
  h) Any feedback (response from visitors, etc.)
2) We will ask organizers to survey visitors after theyfve seen the exhibition and listened to survivor testimony, and send the forms to us.
(A questionnaire is included in the CD-ROM, Folder gNecessary Documents.h)@

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IV. Cost

A) The organizer will be asked to bear the cost of:

  1)  Installing and managing the exhibition and survivor testimony.
  2) PR activities that the museum is unable to reimburse.
  3) Printing up the digital posters and materials.
  4) Costs associated with the opening or other events.

B) The City of Hiroshima will bear the cost of:

  1) Shipping of the poster set and other materials.
  2) PR activities for the exhibition and survivor testimony. The museum must approve PR expenditures. Please ask in advance. @

V. How to apply

If you are interested in hosting the exhibition and survivor testimony, please complete the attached application and send it to us by email or fax.

If you would like to organize an exhibition, or if you are interested in this project but have questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Ms. Chikage SAKAMOTO (email: outreachATpcf.city.hiroshima.jp)
Ms. Natsuki OKITA        (email: okitaATpcf.city.hiroshima.jpj
                   (Before sending email, please replace AT with @)
Outreach Division, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum,
Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Japan

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The Internet Video Conferencing System

  1. A-bomb survivor testimony through Internet video conferencing
  2. Content *The content and time allocation can be modified on request.
    1) Message from the Chairperson of Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation (approx. 20 min.)
    2) A-bomb survivor testimony with consecutive interpretation  (approx. 60 min.)
    3) Q & A  (approx. 20 min.)
  3. What you need
    1) Computer with the Internet connection (preferable if Microsoft Powerpoint is installed)
    2) Web camera
    3) Microphone
    4) Speakers
    5) Projector (to project images from Hiroshima for an audience to see)
    6) Please check the system requirements below.
    System Requirements
    OS
    Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    CPU
    Pentium 700MHz or better
    Hard Disk
    20MByte or more available space
    Memory
    Windows 2000 / XP: 256MB or more
    Windows Vista 1GB or more
    Network
    LAN or Modem with 28.8Kbps or faster
    Web Browser
    Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (Mandatory),
    Opera9.0, Firefox2.0 (Optional)
    Network Access
    28.8Kbps or faster
  4. Time difference
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  5. Test drive
    Prior to the event, we will conduct a test under the same conditions as the actual event.  If either side has trouble or concerns about using the system, tests can be conducted until both sides feel comfortable.

Application Procedures for PR Funds