Ways of exhibiting a country

31.05. - 02.06.2023

Image Credits


31.05. - 02.06.2023


Museumsakademie Joanneum

Meeting point

Stockholm (SE)


250 €, reduced fee 200 € (The reduced fee is available to students, trainees, unemployed people, and employees of this year’s cooperation partners.)

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When people think of Sweden, they often think of wilderness, water, and Vikings—or of high-quality design, the welfare state, Nordic crime thrillers, and Greta Thunberg. Thus, Stockholm is a place where many ideas and expectations come together in a concentrated space, captured in representative images of itself and the images it evokes in others—but also at the same time mocked by realities that continually push their way to the fore. Museums have always negotiated between self-perceptions and perceptions of others. In Scandinavia, museums are committed to them because the research-based content of museums leads a double life as ultimately identity-creating cultural assets and exports: Design and nature here are always Scandinavian design and Nordic nature, and historical and cultural exhibitions on the country are always image campaigns and statements of identity. How Stockholm’s museums deal with this dichotomy is one of the fundamental questions of the excursion which will take us, among others, to the Forum for Living History, Tensta Konsthall, Hallywl Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Ethnography. Together with local experts, we will discuss not only the images of Sweden presented there but also get an idea of the range of contemporary exhibition practice: We will look at the strategies that museums without physical locations develop, how collecting and archiving can become a practice-based method of research, where the attraction of artistic interventions lies, and how a constantly changing understanding of participants’ roles as well as the inclusion of new disciplines and capabilities diversifies the medium of exhibition.

Anna Edman Bastos Project Manager & Human Rights Expert, Living History Forum, Stockholm (SE)
Eva Azcarate History Educator, Living History Forum, Stockholm (SE)
Christina Gamstorp Head of the Jewish Museum, Stockholm (SE)
Anna Asplind Choreographer and Curator, (SE)
Katty Hauptmann Director Swedish Holocaust Museum, Stockholm (SE)
Emelie Höglund Head of Education and Visitor Engagement, Hallwylska Museet, Stockholm (SE)
Azmara Nigusse Curator, Hallwylska Museet, Stockholm (SE)
Anna Tascha Larsson Museum Director, Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska, Stockholm (SE)
Annelie Kurttila Museum Director, Stockholm County Museum, Stockholm (SE)
Cecilia Marmolin Exhibition Producer, Historiska Museet, Stockholm (SE)
Susanna Rappe Curator of Education, Historiska Museet, Stockholm (SE)


Organisers of the excursion
Marie-Therese Luger Cultural researcher and curator (SE)
Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen Management team, Museumsakademie Joanneum, Graz (AT)