Iran’s National Museum of the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense, a successful case study - National Museum of The Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense
The Angra do Heroísmo Museum hosts the first International Colloquium on Military Heritage and Tourism, taking place from July 12th to 15th, 2023, on Terceira Island. The event is jointly organized by TECHN&ART - Center for Technology, Restoration, and Valorization of the Arts, a R&D unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, and the Angra do Heroísmo Museum, with the support of the Angra do Heroísmo City Council.
The event, organized within the framework of the INSIGNIA project - "Military Tourism Itinerary: a model for enhancing national military heritage," aims to provide a space for presentation, discussion, and reflection in the fields of Military Heritage and Military Tourism.
Dr. Fabio Carbone, from the University of Northampton and ambassador of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism, served as a keynote speaker, delivering a speech rich in considerations regarding the use of military museums, war museums, and war-related attractions in general to promote intercultural dialogue, a culture of peace, and reconciliation. National Museum of the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense in Tehran was presented as a successful case study, not only for the quality of its content, use of technologies, and narrative but also for its commitment to promoting dialogue, critical reflection on historical events, and active involvement of the population.
The Military Museum of Angra do Heroísmo is an important attraction located in Angra do Heroísmo, on the island of Terceira in the Azores, Portugal. This museum focuses on the military history of the Azores, particularly the military presence and defense of the archipelago throughout the centuries.
The museum offers a wide range of exhibits that include uniforms, weapons, historical documents, photographs, and other objects related to the military history of the island. The displayed items cover a period from the 15th to the 20th century and document the wars, battles, and conflicts that involved the Azores over the centuries.
Furthermore, the museum is housed within a historic structure known as Fort of São Sebastião, which was built in the 16th century to defend the settlement from external attacks. This adds further charm and historical value to the museum.