Since its conception in 1998 , the Nobel Museum was developed into a research-oriented multi-faceted institution with a constantly growing attendance, staffed research library, an active school outreach program, as well as research seminars and public lectures. The museum has engaged in producing and sending large traveling exhibitions abroad. Its first traveling exhibition “ Cultures of Creativity” visited 14 venues during the period 2001–2007: Oslo, Tokyo, Seoul, Houston, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Florence, San Francisco, New York, London,
Bangalore, Singapore, Sydney, and Abu Dhabi. The Nobel Museum’ s traveling exhibition “Alfred Nobel:
Networks of Innovation” opened in Dubai in the spring of 2008, and was shown in Paris during the fall of 2008. In
the spring of 2009, it visited St. Petersburg.
Svante Lindqvist’ s dissertation, Technology on Trial: The Introduction of Steam Power Technology into Sweden, 17151736, Uppsala Studies in History of Science, 1 (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1984), was awarded three national prizes, including the Letterstedt Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1985. Subsequent publications include an edited volume in 1993, Center on the Periphery: Historical Aspects of 20th-Century Swedish Physics (Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 1993) and another one in 2000, Museums of Modern Science, Nobel Symposium 112. In 2008, he was a co-editor of Research and Museums: Proceedings of An International Symposium in Stockholm 22–25 May 2007, as well as of Aurora Torealis: Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honor of Tore Frängsmyr. Most recently he published: Changes in the Technological Landscape: Essays in the History of Science and Technology (Sagamore Beach:Mass.: Science History Publications, 2011).
He has been a member of the Kuratorium (1992-2008) and the Wissenschaftlichen Beirats (1998-2008) of the Deutsches Museum, München. During the period 19911999, he was on the Advisory Committee for the history project at the European Space Agency (ESA), Paris, and in 1996-2004 a member of the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Humanities at MIT, Cambridge, Mass. In 2008–2009, he was a member of the International Advisory Board of the Medical Museion in Copenhagen. A member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (1992), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1994) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (2002). He was elected President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and served for a three-year term, 2009–2012. In 2010, he was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal for lifetime
achievement from the Society for the History of Technology. In 2011, he was elected a foreign member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. At its 2013 Spring meeting in Philadelphia, he was elected a foreign member of the American Philosophical Society. On November 6, 2013, he was conferred The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by
His Majesty the Emperor of Japan for "promoting friendly relations between Japan and Sweden, and facilitating exchange in academic fields of science and technology."