Fifty Three: Cultures of Creativity

Introduction

During the period 1901—2006, a total of 788 Nobel Prizes have been awarded for contributions in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economics (thus including the Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences to the Memory of Alfred Nobel, which was instituted in 1968). This fall, the first week of October, a new dozen will be added as the Laureates of 2007 are announced. The centennial year 2001 saw the opening of the Nobel Foundation’s Centennial Exhibition “Cultures of Creativity.” This has been built in two identical copies, and one is on show in Stockholm at the old Stock Exchange Building in the Old Town. The second copy has been sent out on an international tour, and it has been shown in Tokyo, Seoul, Houston, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Florence, New York, San Francisco, London, Bangalore, Singapore and Sydney. The Centennial Exhibition will have its Grand Finale in the UAE: first in Abu Dhabi in late 2007 and then in Dubai in early 2008.

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