The Peace Palace, Temple of Peace and Law
The Peace Palace in The Hague is home to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, but also the Peace Palace Library and the Hague Academy of International Law.
The palace, the surrounding site and the library are managed by the Carnegie-Stichting which was named after the Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who gave the Dutch state 1.5 million dollars in 1903 to build a Temple of Peace.

Lairesse, Gérard de. Groot Schilderboek, Waar in de Schilderkonst In al haar Deelen grondig werd Onderweezen,…. Haarlem: J. Marshoorn, 1740. (facsimile: Doornspijk, Davaco, 1969); 1st ed. 1707.
Alberdingk Thijm, J.A.. Gerard de Lairesse. Amsterdam: J.C. Loman jr., 1879


The fundraising for the restoration of and research into the ceiling paintings was presented on 25 April 2008 by the Peace Palace’s director Mr Steven van Hoogstraten, accompanied by Mayor Jozias van Aartsen and alderman Fritz Huffnagel of The Hague.

Supervisory Committee

The project is supported by a Supervisory Committee consisting of Manja Zeldenrust of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Margriet van Eikema Hommes of the University of Amsterdam, Bernice Crijns of the Rijksdienst voor Archeologie, Cultuurlandschap en Monumenten as well as Rudi Ekkart of the Rijksdienst voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie.