ExhibitionDec 2, 2023-Jan 1, 2029

The Medal Chamber

The Nobel Peace Prize medal displayed in the Medal Chamber.

The Nobel Peace Prize medal is shown in all its glory in the Medal Chamber. Here, visitors can experience the world's foremost symbol of peace.

The Peace Prize Medal was designed by Gustav Vigeland in 1901, and is in 18-carat gold. The medals that are produced for each new Peace Prize laureate and awarded at Oslo City Hall are still the same design.

The medal on display belonged to Christian Lous Lange, the first Norwegian Peace Prize laureate. In 2021, it will be 100 years since he was awarded the prize, and as a celebration of the centenary, the Nobel Peace Center has opened a brand new exhibition featuring Lange's original medal from 1921.

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

The medal has been on loan from the Lange family to the museum since 2005 and has been exhibited on the museum's first floor. It has now been relocated to the newly opened Medal Chamber on the second floor. The medal is in a glass display case in the middle of the room, so that the audience can see it from all sides. In the exhibition, the audience can learn more about Christian Lous Lange, the award ceremony and the history behind the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize medal.

  • The exhibition is made by the Nobel Peace Center in collaboration with Void.
  • The exhibition is supported by Samlerhuset Group/ Mint of Norway (official partner).