Tehran museum to take “The Smell of Almond” to Hague  

August 8, 2017 - 18:2

TEHRAN – The Tehran Peace Museum plans to organize an art exhibition titled “The Smell of Almond” in The Hague to remember the tragedy of chemical weapons attack.

In a call issued on Tuesday, the museum has asked artists to send their works online through http://festival.onlineartgallery.ir until August 26, 2017.

A selection of the artworks, which will be announced on September 2, will be showcased in an exhibition on the sidelines of the 22nd Conference of the States Parties in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, the Netherlands from November 27 to December 1.

The exhibition will be organized in collaboration with the Online Art Gallery and the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support in Iran.

During the 1980-1988 war, Iraq used hydrogen cyanide as chemical weapons in attacks on Iranian soldiers and civilians. The gas is colorless and has a bitter almond smell.

A form of hydrogen cyanide was used in the Nazi gas chambers during World War II.

Photo: An effigy of Saddam Hussein is on display at the Tehran Peace Museum. The Iraqi dictator got the help of numerous European companies to construct an arsenal of modern chemical weapons, which were used in attacks on Iranian soldiers and civilians as well as Iraqi Kurds during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.


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