The travelling Nobel Prize exhibit lands in Dubai
Invention and innovation
Dubai has become the latest city to host The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World exhibition. Giving visitors and residents an opportunity to explore some of the prestigious prize winning discoveries that changed our world. Having made global pitstops in New Delhi, Rio de Jeneiro and Sao Paulo, the exhibition has taken up temporary residence at the Burj Khalifa Annex until April 30.
The travelling museum has been organised by the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and opened its display up to the public on Sunday. Visitors can discover the achievements of Nobel Laureates in fields such as chemistry, literature, physics, medicine and peace. And learn about how Albert Nobel came to be such a prominent figure through his inventions and his philanthropic mindset.
Displays include the crucial discovery of insulin in 1921, which has gone on to enable effective treatment of diseases such as diabetes and there is even a special display highlighting two Nobel Laureates from the Arab world; Naguib Mahfouz who was awarded the prize in Literature and Ahmad Zewail who contributed to chemistry.
Jamal Bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF spoke at the museum's inauguration about the importance of creating a knowledge-based society. He also noted that the foundations of the MBRF and its future aspirations are very much inline with those of the Nobel Prize organisation: "This museum is a remarkable example of the importance of documenting human achievements to create a platform for the transfer of knowledge to generations as well as to motivate minds on the value of science and research to overcome current challenges and shape the future of humanity."
The exhibition is presented free to the public, and in the spirit of innovation there will be special workshops taking place, held by experts from the Nobel Museum.