The Nobel Foundation is a private institution established in 1900 based on the will of Alfred Nobel. The main task is to manage the assets made available through the will, and the intellectual property related to the Nobel Prize that has developed over the years. Several outreach organisations and activities have been developed to inspire generations and disseminate knowledge about the Nobel Prize.
This year no fewer than 14 Nobel Laureates arrive in Stockholm for the Nobel Week. The laureates began their stay today with a visit to Nobel Prize Museum in the Old Town, where they each signed a chair at the museum’s restaurant and donated a specially selected artefact to the museum’s collections.
On 5 November Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is launching a jewellery installation at Nobel Prize Museum. The collection, which consists of jewellery pieces cast in the shape of medicines, was produced by alumni of Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm and is an effort to make the public aware that millions of people do not have access to vital medicines because these are too expensive.
What would the world be like without penicillin? What are good examples of discoveries that will decrease our climate impact? How do we help people who have become refugees? These are some of the questions highlighted in the new exhibition ‘For the Greatest Benefit to Humankind’, which opens at Nobel Prize Museum on 5 October.
‘Lost and Found’ is a moving, inspiring story of humanity in the world’s largest refugee camp. The film follows Kamal Hussein, a Rohingya refugee who has dedicated his life to reuniting children with their parents, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. ‘Lost and Found’, from National Geographic Documentary Films, is the result of a partnership between the Nobel Prize and Academy Award-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel (‘The White Helmets’).
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