The Israeli government on Sunday approved the construction of an $18 million Albert Einstein Museum on the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Safra Campus at Givat Ram.

When Einstein died, he left his work papers and archives to the university, of which he was a founder.

The archives will be accessible to the general public in digital format, and the museum will also serve as a space for scientific and technological education. It will include a reconstruction of Einstein’s library and office, where several of his original papers will be displayed.

“We’re going to build The Albert Einstein Museum in Jerusalem! A few hours ago, the government of Israel approved building a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to Einstein. All his original papers, archives, the original note where he wrote E=mc^2!” tweeted Alternate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Professor Asher Cohen, president of the Hebrew University, said: “Albert Einstein was one of the most prominent supporters of the State of Israel and one of the founding fathers of Hebrew University. His legacy of excellence in academic research forms the very foundation of our university, whereas his scientific achievements, which changed the world of physics, continue to impact all of our lives, from lasers and nuclear energy to GPS and space travel.”


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