The Nobel Prize, as we all know, is the world’s most “prestigious” award. Named after Mr. Alfred Nobel, the person who laid foundation for this award, the Nobel Prize, has been honouring people who have made outstanding contributions to humankind.
Alfred Nobel was not only a revolutionary inventor, but also a successful industrialist. When he wrote down his will in 1895, he decreed that his fortune should be used to award prizes to those who “had bestowed the greatest benefit of mankind” within five fields that include Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace. More than 860 individuals and organizations have since received Nobel Prizes.
The Nobel Museum, located in Stockholm, Sweden is a museum that’s devoted to the Nobel Prize, its laureates and the Founder Alfred Nobel. The Nobel Museum has produced several travelling exhibitions since 2001. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) brings the Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition “The Nobel Prize: Ideas changing the world” to Dubai. In line with the directives of the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of MBRF, the Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition aims to inspire and motivate young minds in the region to explore and innovate in order to make this world a better place.
Nobel Museum’s Travelling Exhibition in Dubai – Venue and Timings:
The Nobel Museum’s Travelling Exhibition is organized at the Burj Khalifa Annex, near the entrance to Armani Hotel. The exhibition is open from 29th March until 30th April 2015, from 9 am to 7 pm Saturday to Thursday.
Entry is FREE for all.
Highlights of the exhibition:
Although relatively small when compared to the Nobel Museum in Sweden, the Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition succeeds in highlighting the essence of Nobel Prize. The idea and purpose of this exhibition is to introduce positive role models to the society, to reflect the qualities that Alfred Nobel wanted to reward.
The exhibits and interactive stations do give us a brief glimpse into the life of Alfred Nobel, the five categories of awards and some outstanding inventions that completely revolutionized the way we lived. The exhibits highlight some life-changing discoveries and historical moments.
Here you can see Rupert Kipling’s original “Jungle Book”, a piece from the Berlin wall, the 1st Insulin and the 1st digital camera. We also get a glimpse of the Nobel Prize Medallion in Gold, and the certificate that’s awarded to the winners.
The small but informative exhibition helps us understand how discoveries and inventions in the past have sown the seeds of innovation and enhancements in our world today. It reflects the story of Nobel Prize, and how it continues to shape our world. So take time out and walk into the world of Alfred Nobel. You can visit their website to get more details.