The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World exhibition will take visitors on a journey through time, with rare artefacts from different eras highlighting renowned achievements of Nobel Prize Laureates.
Using unique objects, documents and original artistic interpretations, the free exhibition will explore the history of this world-famous award, and the impact it has on our everyday life. Visitors will start their journey with an interactive experience revolving around the iconic will of Alfred Nobel. They will be able to explore his personal life, career and his inventions through six interactive tours embedded within the audio-visual installation, made possible by TAG (Touch Art Gallery) technology.
Presented for the first time as part of the exhibition, the Sydney Brenner Showcase will shine a spotlight on Sydney Brenner – Nobel Laureate and a founding father in the field of molecular biology. Working in association with A*STAR and Cold Spring Harbor Lab, ArtScience Museum is presenting a special section highlighting Brenner’s key contributions in conceiving and developing Singapore as a biomedical sciences R&D hub in the region.
Also for the first time in this international touring exhibition, The Nobel Prize in our Daily Lives showcases close to 20 unique items related to Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries. Examples of these everyday objects range from the dye used for a pair of blue jeans to the hard drives in our computers. The showcase will also highlight discoveries from recent 2015 Nobel Laureates, such as Professor Youyou Tu from China, who was awarded in the Medicine category this year for developing a new medication that kills the malaria parasite. Beyond scientific discoveries and inventions, the gallery also highlights the works of poets and writers such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who have been awarded the Nobel Prize for literary works that continue to impact millions of people every day.
Visitors will end their journey of discovery in The Collision Space – a specially curated gallery at the end of the exhibition that invites visitors to express creative solutions to the challenges that the world may face in the future. Through a series of hands-on activities such as contributing to a ‘wall’ of ideas for innovation, making your own Nobel medal, or colouring artistic drawings illustrating the life of Nobel Laureates, this space aims to engage visitors of all ages.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 7 Nov 2015 - 24 Jan 2016,