New Delhi : A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen, a notepad of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa and a wooden bear that was on the desk of Finnish politician Martti Ahtisaari – personal collectibles belonging to various Nobel laureates are coming to India, with the Stockholm-based Nobel Museum’s exhibition making its debut in this country.
The timings of this exhibition, “Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World” ,couldn’t have been better, as the welcoming news of child-rights champion Kailash Satyarthi sharing the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has enthused Indian audience with renewed vigour.
Though the exhibition won’t have any personal
object from Satyarthi’s life, there would be a “short piece” on him. The exhibition is coming to India during the “Sweden Indian Nobel Memorial Week” and would travel across Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune from Oct 30 to Nov 6, along with an extensive series of lectures and According to Mattias Fyrenius, CEO of Nobel Media which develops and manages programmes and productions relating to the Nobel Prize, the exhibition is a good way of “inspiring future generations” so that they take more interest in research.
“We are trying to inspire people and showing them different areas of their (Nobel laureates’) work,” Fyrenius told IANS in an interview over the phone from Stockholm. “Through these objects, artefacts and personal collectibles we are narrating stories of how certain things inspired them during their journey. We want to tell the stories about them,” he added.
The Nobel Museum is devoted to circulate information on the Nobel Prize, Nobel laureates from 1901 to present, and the life of the founder of the prize, Alfred Nobel. This is a temporary exhibition that expands the museum’s permanent exhibitions.