On 24 November, the Nobel Prize Museum will be visited by the heads of the Spanish and Swedish royal families. They have been invited for a guided tour of a special exhibition that will display the drawings of Nobel Prize laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Also on display will be works by contemporary visual artists who have been inspired by the artistically gifted scientist Cajal. The exhibition will be open to the public from 25 November to 4 December.
Twenty-five years ago, Wisława Szymborska received the Nobel Prize in Literature. On Thursday, the Nobel Prize Museum will receive three artefacts that provide a picture of the poet's work process and how she dealt with the attention that the Nobel Prize brought.
During the period 4 – 11 October, this year’s Nobel Prize laureates will be announced. The Nobel Prize Museum is highlighting this through its Nobel Calling Stockholm programme – a week filled with activities at the museum as well as at theatres, higher education institutions and libraries. There will also be an open stage at Sergels torg featuring a broad cultural programme, and the voices of earlier laureates will be heard across the square.
The Nobel Prize Museum on Stortorget, the main square in Stockholm's Old Town (Gamla stan), is reopening to visitors on 21 August. They can view the first major exhibition about the Nobel Prize banquet – focusing on the food, the clothing, the decorations and the laureates' speeches. This new exhibition takes you behind the scenes of this most festive of festivities.
In December 2020 the acclaimed Nobel Week Lights Stockholm festival took place in Stockholm. Sixteen light installations – many of them directly inspired by earlier Nobel Prizes – illuminated locations and buildings around the Swedish capital. It has now been decided that the festival will return this year.
The Board of Directors of the Nobel Prize Museum has gained two new members. Stein Olav Henrichsen is Director of Munchmuseet (MUNCH) in Oslo, Norway. Also newly elected to the board is Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary General of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.
There is a project of some cultural-historical value that has gone largely undetected until now. Together with Uppsala University and the Swedish National Heritage Board, the Nobel Prize Museum has been analysing the contents of forty-three old ceramic bottles that were used in Alfred Nobel’s laboratories.
What makes us listen to science? is a recorded conversation about how scientists can find new ways to convey important research findings and generate interest in their announcements. It features environmental researcher Johan Rockström, Nobel Laureate Sir Richard J. Roberts and Anna Sjöström Douagi, Vice President for Science and Programmes at Stockholm’s Nobel Prize Museum. A video of the conversation, conducted in English and with Swedish subtitles, will be available at Dramaten Play and the Nobel Prize Museum website starting on 23 February.
When December comes, we all need a little light in the darkness – and this year perhaps more than ever before. To bring some more light and hope to our lives, about fifteen places around Stockholm will be lit up for Nobel Week Lights Stockholm on 5-13 December as part of the 2020 Nobel Week. This celebration of lights weaves together art and technology in a playful new way to celebrate this year’s Nobel Laureates.
In the coming days, this year’s Nobel Laureates will be announced for their achievements in science, literature, peace and economics. The Nobel Prize Museum is celebrating the announcements with the programme Nobel Calling Stockholm and an outdoor cinema that has just opened on Sergels torg in downtown Stockholm.