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
5 December 2012 - 9 January 2013
Berlin, Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg
18 January - 5 February 2013
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.