The Roerich Pact: the past and the presentFive days to discover the career and the commitment to peace and protection of cultural heritage of Nicolas Konstantinovitch Roerich (1874 -1947), Russian humanist, painter, writer, archaeologist.

This exhibition, organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR), traces the life of Nicolas Roerich, his commitment through the history of the Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace, and twenty years activity of the Center dedicated to the promotion of the Pact.The inauguration of the exhibition is scheduled at 6 p.m., 2nd April and will be followed by the ‘The Tree of Life’ International Prize awards ceremony. The 2012 winners are:– Ms L. Shaposhnikova, Director-General of the Roerich Museum – H.E. Mr. B. Boutros-Ghali, the President of the International Panel on Democracy and Development, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, – H.E. Dr. K. Singh, President of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, – H.E. Mr. Ch. Aznavour, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Armenia to UNESCO DetailsType of Event ExhibitionStart 02.04.2012 10:00 local timeEnd 06.04.2012 17:30 local timeResponsible Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCOUNESCO Responsible BPIOrganizer Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCOCountry FranceCity ParisVenue UNESCO Headquarters – Siège de l’UNESCOStreet 7, place de FontenoyRoom Salle Pas PerdusContact 01 45 68 26 83, dl.russie@unesco-delegations.orghttp://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/unesco-house/cultural-events/?tx_browser_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=6283&cHash=49685b3e9c