On 1 October, the Nobel Prize Museum’s new exhibition entitled 'Life Eternal' will open at Liljevalchs art gallery in Stockholm. The exhibition – which brings together science, art and cultural history – shows different approaches to eternity, explores the crucial issues of our era and offers hope for the future.
A tie, a book and a magnetic tape were artefacts that were donated to the Nobel Prize Museum when five Nobel Prize laureates paid a visit on Tuesday, 14 June. Those laureates who had not been to the museum before also took the opportunity to sign a chair for the museum's Bistro Nobel.
On Wednesday, 4 May, the Nobel Foundation announced that SEK 1.2 billion (more than USD 120 million) has been donated by the Erling-Persson Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to build the Nobel Center − a house for science, culture and dialogue to be located at Slussen in central Stockholm. This means that funding has been secured and the project will now move forward. At the same time, the Nobel Foundation unveiled its plans for the Center's public activities, which will inspire Stockholm residents, school children and tourists to participate in solving the challenges of the future and helping create a better world.
On Thursday, the Nobel Prize Museum was visited by 2021 literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, who is in Stockholm this week. During his visit, he donated his dictionary and took the opportunity to sign a chair in the museum's Bistro. He will be returning this evening Friday 29 April at 18.00 CET, for a conversation on the museum's stage.
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.