A Peace Museum would be a place of symbolic significance for Sierra Leone, commemorating those who suffered in the civil war, serving as a reminder to future generations, and attracting tourists who wish to understand the conflict. In line with Sierra Leonean Government preferences, the Court proposes to reconfigure part of the site into a museum that would tell the story of the civil war and post-war recovery using the many artifacts, testimonies and audiovisual footage that the Court has collected and produced during its lifespan. Furthermore, a paper and electronic copy of the Court’s public archives will be included within the museum as a resource for those who are learning about the war for the first time or work with its history on a daily basis. Lastly, the museum will include a multipurpose room, suitable for activities with schoolchildren, public events, and for training courses, which can utilize the Court’s training materials.
A project proposal is being drafted for the UN Peacebuilding Fund to create the museum, however further resources will be necessary for the museum’s operational and staffing costs.