2016-01-28 Museum visitors providing valuable input about the Nobel Center

Pressrelease January 28

During the Nobel Week in December 2015, the Nobel Museum in Stockholm inaugurated a space that tells about the future Nobel Center and enables Museum visitors to contribute their thoughts about the activities planned for the building.

Various types of activities will take place at the Nobel Center. Exhibitions and programmes for school classes are two important ingredients. In addition, we are planning for different forms of scientific meetings as well as a broad range of other programmes and lectures.

“During 2015 we organised several workshops where we received valuable input. It is always good to broaden our perspective and gather ideas. This will help us implement our plans to make the Nobel Center into a venue where visitors can be genuinely inspired by the achievements and discoveries of the Nobel Laureates,” says Olov Amelin, Director of the Nobel Museum.

The Nobel Museum’s current visitors are also a source of knowledge.

“It is important for us to find out what our visitors appreciate today. What captures their attention, what do they want to see more of, and what do they find lacking?” Dr Amelin says.

One of the questions that Nobel Museum visitors are being asked this winter is what they would like to see moved from the existing museum into the Nobel Center. Museum visitors are also being asked which Laureate they would most like to meet at the Nobel Center.

“The Nobel Center will be a natural meeting place for researchers and Nobel Laureates. By organising lectures and meetings, we can make science accessible to more people. Children and young people will be inspired by the exhibitions we are planning, but also by the actual encounters that will occur between school children, researchers and Laureates,” he adds.

During the spring the responses that Museum visitors have provided will be compiled. Some of the world’s leading museum directors and exhibition experts will then also be invited to the Museum to discuss the concept that the Nobel Museum and the Atelier Brückner design firm have developed for the exhibition environment at the Nobel Center.

For further information, please contact:
Rebecka Oxelström, Head of Communications, Nobel Center
rebecka.oxelstrom@nobelcenter.se, + 46 734 12 66 75