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Awarding of the Goethe Medal 2022 to Ms Tali Nates

On Sunday, 28 August 2022 in Weimar, Germany, the president of the Goethe Institute Carola Lentz awarded the 2022 Goethe-Medals to:

Tali Nates, historian and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, from South Africa

Mohamed Abla, multimedia artist from Egypt

Nimi Ravindran and Shiva Pathak, founders of Sandbox Collective, from India.

The festive award ceremony took place in the Kleine Weimarhalle (Unesco-Platz 1). Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock attended the ceremony and held a short welcoming speech, just as Thuringia's Cultural Minister Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff and Peter Kleine, Mayor of the City of Weimar. 

Since 1954, the Goethe Institute has awarded the Goethe Medal annually as the most important award of the Federal Republic of Germany´s foreign cultural policy. It honours public figures from all over the world who have rendered outstanding services to international cultural exchange.

Photo credit: Goethe Institute

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