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For the greatest benefit to humankind

Alfred Nobel wanted the world to be a better place. In his will he decided to use his fortune to establish a prize for those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.”

The exhibition “For the greatest benefit to humankind” highlights four themes of great importance for our world yesterday, today and tomorrow:

  • Feeding Humanity
  • Saving Lives
  • Protecting the Planet
  • Connecting the World

Many Nobel Laureates have made contributions in these areas. The exhibition highlights some of them. It is designed also to arouse interest and encourage involvement in a series of issues crucial for the future of our world, such as:

  • How can we produce food without harming our environment and so that people have enough to eat?
  • How can we find new ways to create medicines and vaccinations, as well as antibiotics that can combat resistant microorganisms?
  • How can we prevent war and violence, and when we fail, how can we best help people who are forced to flee from their homes?
  • How can we slow down climate change, grow our forests and recycle more plastic?
  • How will we use mobile phones and computers in the future and how can we use digital technology for a sustainable development?

About the Exhibition

"For the greatest benefit to humankind” is visiting Curiosum during 2022.

It is primarily aimed at visitors from the age of 14 and up.

The exhibition is produced by the Nobel Prize Museum.