Olga Botner interviewed at a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud

Press room for the Nobel Foundation and the outreach activities of the Nobel Prize

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.

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace – the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Several outreach organisations and activities have been developed to inspire generations and disseminate knowledge about the Nobel Prize. The entities include: Nobel Prize Outreach and the Nobel Prize Museum, all located in Stockholm, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize, the Research & Information AS and the Nobel Peace Center Foundation, all located in Oslo. You can read more about these activities here. 

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At a ceremony on Thursday, 19 May, the Nobel Foundation returned a Mycenaean gold ring to a delegation from Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports. The ring was bought by Nobel Prize laureate Georg von Békésy in the United States. After the laureate’s death in the 1970s, his extensive art collection was donated to the Nobel Foundation.
Vidar Helgesen and Elena Vlachogianni
At noon on Friday 13 May, a white dove will be released from the windows of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. As the dove flies across the City Hall square, the John Lennon song Give peace a chance will play from the bell towers.
Nobel Peace Center and a dove

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

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, Sweden.

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.
Illustration of the view from inside the Nobel Center

Illustration of the view from inside the Nobel Center.

Illustration: TMRW.inc

2021 literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah donated his dictionary to the Nobel Prize Museum during a recent visit.
Abdulrazak Gurnah donates a dictionary to the Nobel Prize Museum

Abdulrazak Gurnah donates a dictionary to the Nobel Prize Museum, 28 April 2022.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Clément Morin

2022 Nobel Prize Concert

Bringing extra star power to this year’s Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December will be German soprano Diana Damrau. Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the concert.
German soprano Diana Damrau

Soprano Diana Damrau

Photo: Jürgen Frank

2022 Nobel Prizes

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Here you can find images of Nobel Laureates and public events.

Strickland recieving medal

New exhibition at the Nobel Prize Museum

The Nobel Prize Museum on Stortorget is now open for visitors. 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. 
Nobel Prize banquet exhibition

@ Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Dan Lepp