Photo exhibition "Fascination of Science" at Miraikan

From September 29 – November 18, the photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” by the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl will be shown at Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.

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?

With three additional new photographs printed for this exhibition it now features portraits of 41 Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad and an interactive corner for participants to post their own visions.

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.

Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

  • located in Odaiba / Tokyo (Google Maps)
  • 5th floor lobby, 7th floor dome theater lobby
  • Opening hours 10:00 – 17:00 (purchase admission tickets until 16:30)
    Closed: Tuesday
  • Free admission (separate admission fee required to view permanent exhibitions and dome theater)

Event Information

September 29 to November 18, 2023

Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Organizer(s): DWIH Tokyo, Miraikan

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