Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria

Made:
2016-2017 in University of Cambridge
Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria

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Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria
Stephen Hawking Estate/Science M
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria
Stephen Hawking Estate/Science M
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Photograph from visit to Stephen Hawking's office by Swedish Crown Princess Victoria
Stephen Hawking Estate/Science M
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Stephen Hawking with Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, black and white photograph, framed

One of the most frequent items on the walls of Stephen Hawking's office are photographs of individuals, most often original prints. A good portion of these are individual portraits of his scientific heroes; he did not have individual photos of his closest mentors or collaborators, as those appear in several group photos taken during academic conferences. A few of the photos, whose selection may have been haphazard, point to the everyday fun of working with colleagues. Another subset of photographs, all dating after the 1987 publication of A Brief History of time, relate to Stephen's contact with celebrities and politicans, or media appearances. A few of the photographs relate to people with whom Stephen shared specific causes. Finally, also present in his office are photographs of some of of the sponsors of the scientific activities of Stephen and his academic department.

Stephen also had multiple photograph of his family, but they were not included in the office acquisition.

Details

Category:
Stephen Hawking Office
Collection:
Stephen Hawking’s Office
Object Number:
2021-561/451
Measurements:
overall: 320 mm x 230 mm x 23 mm, .64 kg
overall (with stand): 230 mm,
type:
black-and-white photograph
taxonomy:
  • furnishings and equipment
  • framing and mounting equipment
  • framing equipment
  • visual works
  • photographs
credit:
Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the Estate of Stephen Hawking and allocated to the Science Museum, 2021