When the city Museum 2015 closed for an extensive renovation of the building and a change of exhibition, invited locals in to enjoy. They were asked how they thought a museum should be and what the exhibition should consist of. Consistently, many people wanted to see more of how people lived and lived through the test of time.
" we have listened to, but we were also surprised because we thought that this dolls are old fashioned. But almost everyone we talked with wanted to have dolls and things you can physically take on. It is clear that we should have the digital depressions, but also to get touching things is very important, " says Ann-Charlotte Backlund, stadsantikvarie and head of the stadsmuseiavdelningen.
takes up where the Museum ends in the year 1527, when Sweden abandoned catholicism and became protestant with the new king Gustav Vasa. By walking up the stairs, visitors can follow the city's history in chronological order from 1600-century häxbränning to the 1700-century world trade, on to the 1900-century second half of the year with the destruction of the klara district.
" a Lot of what we show we have exhibited in the past, the stories we have had in different context, but now we illuminate them in a different way. For example, Skeppsbrohandeln and world trade resulted in the slave trade. It is such a perspective that we hadn't previously paid attention to, " says Ann-Charlotte Backlund.Saint John in miniature. Photo: Allis Nettréus
Behind the new gestaltningarna of the city's history are set designers Tor Cederman, Susanne Deist and Sepidar Husseini who have given their own imprint on the various floors together with the museum's producers.
" We want to see the new exhibition will have something for everyone, and here visitors get to take part of the almost 500 years of Stockholmshistoria. I hope that visitors go out on the town after the visit and re-discover our city with new eyes, " says Lin Annerbäck who has been project manager for the new exhibition.
the stockholm exhibition opens, the temporary exhibitions ”sing” and ”Östberga, Östberga”. Further on, it can come to be more temporary exhibitions and with the 1,000 new kvadratmeterna that come after the move of former workplaces.
" It has become a much larger audience area. It is to be able to have more shows, but the idea is also that this will serve as a pleasant meeting place, you should be able to sit here and hang out also, " says Ann-Charlotte Backlund.Vattenspeglingen in the stone of the old building by the artist Katja Pettersson. Photo: Allis Nettréus
The observant will also add brand to the building's extensive restoration in which the first change the visitor is greeted by is the new design of the farm. Stones of different colors to form a rough pixlad ”watermark” where the artist Katja Pettersson's vision has been to clarify the Stockholm as a city on water. The window that had previously been covered to be taken forward to enhance the feeling of proximity to the water and views out toward the city.
– I which is the preservationist have thought it was important, the house itself is the finest we have almost. It is our first object, you could say.
re-opening ”the history of Stockholm – the return” takes place in conjunction with culture night on Saturday when the whole city is filled with events. Visitors who missed the city Museum can be with and celebrate the opening of a day and a night. Then it is shown, inter alia, baroque and nattbio and 80-talsgympa. Sunday is filled with lectures on everything from architecture to the pest and archaeology.