Unveiling of new Prometheus statue

News - 05 January 2016 - Webredactie Communication

A new statue of Prometheus can be seen on TU Delft campus from Friday 8 January 2016. The statue will be unveiled by Rector Magnificus Karel Luyben during the university's Foundation Day celebrations.

New statue

The original bronze statue of Prometheus, which had been on TU Delft campus for almost 60 years, was stolen in January 2012. TU Delft subsequently organised a competition for a new statue to fill the ‘emptiness’ that remained. The winning design came from artist and now former colleague, Willem Jager. The new statue consists of a metal sheet with a cut-out of the old Prometheus statue. It is a tribute to the original statue and represents the void that the theft left behind.


The unveiling will take place in front of the Applied Physics building on Friday 8 January 2016, at 14:15 and is part of TU Delft's Foundation Day celebrations taking place on the same day.

Additional information 
Learn more about the new statue on the TU Delft Library blog: Prometheus is back!   
More information about the artist can be found at www.willemjager.com     

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