Exhibition "Fascination of Science" in Kyoto

Who are the people behind the greatest discoveries of our time? And how would they summarise the essence of their research – in a sketch, formula, or a few words on the palm of their hand? The exhibition “Fascination of Science” by the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl will be shown at the Kyoto University Museum from Dec 21, 2022 – Jan 15, 2023.

The exhibition features portraits of 38 Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad. The Kyoto University Museum is the second station in Japan, after the exhibition was displayed the first time in Tokyo in October, 2022.

The Kyoto University Museum is open daily from 09:30-15:30 and closed on Mondays/Tuesdays and between December, 28 – January, 4. The entry fee is 400 Yen. Please find more information in the flyer below (Japanese).

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most famous German photographic artists. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions. She has received many awards, including the Dr. Erich Salomon Award and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. More than a dozen photo books bear witness to Herlinde Koelbl’s great work, including “Angela Merkel Portraits 1991 – 2021”, “Fascination of Science”, “The German Living Room”, “Strong Women” and “Jewish Portraits”. Her biggest project to date is the long-term study “Spuren der Macht” (Traces of Power), in which she photographed and interviewed personalities from politics and economics from 1991 until 1998.

Event Information

December 21, 2022, 9:30 AM to January 15, 2023, 3:30 PM

Kyoto University Museum
Organizer(s): DWIH Tokyo & Kyoto University European Center