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Artefact of the month – a microscope

Ralph Steinman was awarded the Nobel Prize posthumously, something very rare and virtually impossible. In 2017, the Nobel Museum received his microscope from his former colleague and the Rockefeller University in New York.

Publicerad 14 Jul. Comments

June artefact – a death mask

57 years after the death of Boris Pasternak, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1958, his great-granddaughter Vera Kovalskaya donated his death mask and a cast of his right hand to the Nobel museum.

Publicerad 1 Jun. Comments

May artefact – a tape recorder

Every month one or several of the objects held at the Nobel Museum’s collections will feature here as Artefact of the month.

Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”.

Publicerad 3 May. Comments

April artefact – models, of molecules and laureates

The 2016 Nobelprize in Physiology or Medicin was unshared awarded the cellbiologist Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi for showing how living cells can break down and recycle their own components. The phenomenon is called autophagy which means “self eating”.

Ohsumi donated two different objects to the Nobelmuseum: one miniature model of himself and some protein molecule models.

Publicerad 31 Mar. Comments

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