The Israeli government decided this Sunday to allocate millions of dollars to a museum that will house the world's largest collection of Albert Einstein documents, according to the Hebrew University.
The executive has pledged to spend $6 million to build the site on the campus of Jerusalem's Givat Ram University. The University will participate with another 12 million.
Einstein, one of the founding fathers of the Hebrew University, was a member of the institution's council of rectors, to whom he bequeathed his personal archives.
Hailed as one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time, he died in 1955 at the age of 76.
According to curator Roni Grosz, the 85,000 items Einstein bequeathed to the institution make it the largest collection of Einstein papers in the world.
The museum will house its entire archive and will serve as an "innovative space for scientific and technological education," according to the University.
"With innovative techniques, scientific demonstrations and original documents, the Museum will present Einstein's contributions to science, the impact of his discoveries on our lives today, his public activity and his participation in key historical moments during his life," said a statement. .
Einstein's famous theories of relativity revolutionized science by introducing new ways of looking at the motion of objects in space and time.
He also made important contributions to the theory of quantum mechanics and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.