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Skansenchefen have fun nearly all the time

When the 2018 transitioned in 2019 was John Brattmyhr far from the ”Nyårsklockan” at Solliden. He was in south Africa on holiday and had, deep down, a bad conscience because he was not on the spot, but he had contact with the staff and ensured that all had gone well.

"We had a nyårstalare that had caused a bit of debate (Mikael Persbrandt), but he did the job splendidly," said John Brattmyhr, that is not all-powerful when it comes to choosing nyårstalare, but verging on the.

" You could say that I have a very strong influence. We are trying to find a new speaker every year and it is good. It may not be as an institution, " says he, submerged in a sofa on the beautiful Sagaliden.

we met the first time, in the autumn of 2005, when Anna-Greta Leijons successor would be presented. Brattmyhr was not known to the wide public. He came from his assignment as president of the People's houses and parks and did not expect to get so many questions, especially the ones he never had received in the past. That the about which animal he had.

" I will remember that you asked it and I thought it was a strange question. I think I answered björn. (No, he answered the German shepherd). It would I do in the day because I think it is an awesome animal.

There is an advantage to think about animals if you are Skansenchef. It's just that John is severely allergic to furry animals so he keeps himself at a safe distance and take medicine if necessary.

John is severely allergic to furry animals so he keeps himself at a safe distance and take medicine if necessary.

Sagaliden low at Skansen before Skansen. It was for many years the manager's residence. The representatives Eva, Per, Hans Alfredson, and the Anna-Greta Leijon lived here in whole or in part, but it has never been in the news for John Brattmyhr. Nowadays the building is used solely for representation even if there is a small double). Here is now the manager's office, which earlier was located in what is called the red wing.

John Brattmyhr have great respect for the history, but at the same time have the change of pace. Just because a title has been around in one of the many historical buildings, it is not said that it should be so for all time, is his philosophy.

Brattmyhr still like the traditions and proudly tells me that this year allsångssommar will be the 85th in the order of Skansen. When it is the Sing-along he is sitting there in the audience with his Lisa, just like on the national day, new year's eve (except the last), and on the eve of may day.

If he can find the toffee, or a blown away the napkin on one of the grusgångarna on the way to the event he is quick to bend down and pick it up, something he may bassning for by the wife.

we head to the Lill-Skansen, one of John's favorite subject, which is now open year-round. He managed to take care of external funding to build on the Lill-Skansen for a number of years ago, just as he managed to get several million for deep renovation and modernisation of Solliden scene plus the recently inaugurated Baltic sea science center. It is about nearly a quarter of a billion in external financing for these three projects. He is right proud of it too, just like he is over that the visitors really care about Skansen.

"You see no graffiti here," he says. And at midsummer, when many visitors have picnics and sometimes we don't have time to empty the buckets of bars visitors the garbage neatly next to the buckets. It feels good.

John Brattmyhr do not need to act as police officers on the job. But it was the police he wanted to be when he grew up in Strömsund. Parents, Arvid and Evy had in 30 years a home for young people with problems. The young people were between 16 and 22 years and more than 80 per cent of them returned to a normal life after having been with Brattmyhrs.

"They were my brothers in any way," says John, who started the police academy. But when he learned that it would take at least seven to eight years before he was able to find a service close to home, he jumped out of. In Stockholm, he wanted to not stay – then.

He cares for the jämtland and an event that looks like a thought is that he set up for shooting next to the enclosure where the jämtgetterna live.

the Goats to keep her distance and it is just as well. He is, after all, allergic, Skansenchefen.

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