Research Department

The Nobel Museum's Research Department was established in 2003. Its research activities deal with historical, cultural and social aspects of modern science, peace, literature and economy, as well as Alfred Nobel and his time, Nobel laureates and their works, and museology.

The Department consists of six researchers. The Nobel Museum has a research library with places for guest scholars, museum staff as well as external visitors.

The Department organizes a series of multi-disciplinary colloquia on Tuesday afternoons during the Academic Year. This is a forum for Swedish and international scholars to present and discuss new research. Every spring, the Department invites an international scholar of excellence to give the annual Neale Wheeler Watson lecture. The Department also organizes conferences and symposia.

The Research Department publishes two series of publications: Archives of the Nobel Museum, and Nobel Museum Occasional Papers.

The Department collaborates with Swedish and international universities and research institutes, such as Yale University, The Humboldt University in Berlin, Medicinsk Museion at Copenhagen University, The Institute and Museum for the History of Science in Florence, and Deutsches Museum in Munich.

For more information, please contact:
Katarina Nordqvist, Head of Research Department.

For more information about specific Nobel Laureates, visit: 

Artefact of the month

This dove is the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos constant companion. 

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Artefact of the month

February artefact – A dove for peace

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos, donated his lapel pin of a dove to the Nobel Museum. 

Publicerad 9 Feb. Comments

January artefact – A set for Go

Economics Laureate Bengt Holmström donated his Go-set to the Nobel Museum. Read his thoughts on board games and play.

Publicerad 16 Jan. Comments

December artefact – Nobel Laureates 2016

The Nobel Laureates of 2016 presented us with artefacts ranging from clogs to manuscripts to molecular models. 

Publicerad 15 Dec. Comments


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