Dubai, March, 2015:
- ‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ to open doors free of charge for one month from March 29
In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) is bringing to Dubai Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition,‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’. This is the first time the distinguished exhibition is being hosted in a new concept and theme in an Arabic city.
The exhibition, which sheds light on the elite prize and how the Nobel Prize-winning efforts have shaped the transformation of the world, will be located at the BurjKhalifa district, the tallest building in the world. It will remain open for one month free of charge, starting from March 29, 2015.
The exhibition consists of five pavilions dealing with five different themes. The first pavilion offers an introduction to the Nobel Prize and its specific areas. The second pavilion called Alfred Nobel presents Alfred Nobel, his inventions and industrial operations, and the background to his will. The third pavilion, ‘The Nobel Prize Over the Decades’, gives an overview of the history of the Nobel Prize and introduces the Nobel laureates and their work. ‘The Nobel Prize in Our Daily Lives’, the fourth pavilion, demonstrates the link between Nobel Prize-awarded efforts and their phenomena in everyday life. The fifth pavilion is ‘The Nobel Prize and the Future’, which addresses the question of how Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries may affect the future and what future Nobel Prizes may involve. ‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ exhibition is expected to attract huge number of visitors, especially thinkers, intellectuals and the student community.
H.E. Jamal Bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, said: “We are proud to bringNobel Museum’s ‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ exhibition which comes as an opportunity to highlight the huge contribution of Nobel Prize-winning efforts in shaping our world. The hosting of the exhibition will add much value to MBRF’s efforts to spread knowledge in the world. It is in line with our sustained efforts to find innovative solutions in the dissemination and transfer of knowledge.”
OlovAmelin, Director of Nobel Museum, expressed great satisfaction in getting the opportunity to present the exhibition in a new concept and theme for the first time in the region. “We are delighted to be in Dubai, which is a centre of knowledge dissemination in the region. We are confident that the hosting of ‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ exhibition by MBRF will help raise awareness about the Nobel Museum and its objectives to spread knowledge as well as to create interest and discussion around the natural sciences and culture through creative learning.”
‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ exhibition comes to Dubai after visiting New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo.The exhibition is part of Nobel Museum’s international activities, started by the Nobel Foundation in 2001. More than 5 million visitors have seen the exhibition produced by the museum, which describes the work done by more than 800 Nobel Laureates.