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Exhibition Sketches of Science:

Photo Sessions with Nobel Laureates


The exhibition "Sketches of Science: Photo Sessions with Nobel Laureates" is a display of 50 portraits of Nobel Laureates shot by German photographer Volker Steger.


Each of his meetings with the Laureates began with Steger laying a blank sheet of paper and a box of crayons in front of them, after which he challenged them to: "Draw your discovery!" Once completed, a portrait was taken of the Laureate holding the drawing.


The portraits and a selection of original drawings included in the exhibition are complemented by interviews and presentations of the Nobel Laureates and their discoveries.


Many of the photographs were taken in connection with the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The exhibition has been produced by the Nobel Museum in collaboration with the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and principal funding by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. Interviews were conducted in cooperation with Nobel Media.



Sketches of Science Exhibition Catalogue


The catalogue is available as pdf for download here.




Past Exhibitions 2012 2015


Stockholm, Nobel Museum

8 June - 30 September 2012


Frankfurt, Airport

5 December 2012 - 9 January 2013


Berlin, Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg

18 January - 5 February 2013


Heidelberg, Carl-Bosch-Museum

22 February - 2 June 2013


Mainau Island, Mainau Castle

24 June - 31 August 2013


Singapore, Science Centre Singapore

16 September - 22 November 2013


Kuala Lumpur, Galeri Petronas

12 December 2013 - 31 January 2014


Okinawa, OIST Main Campus

13 May 2014 - 6 July 2014


Sendai, Tohoku University

30 July 2014 - 31 August 2014


Seoul, Gwacheon National Science Museum

13 October - 23 November 2014


Davis, University of California, Davis

6-28 January 2015


Washington, D.C., House of Sweden

6-29 March 2015


Hannover, Hannover Messe

13-17 April 2015




Learn more about the exhibition on the official website of the Nobel Museum.


The exhibition is realised in cooperation with the Nobel Museum in Stockholm.



Making-of "Sketches of Science".