Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg

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The national Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2004. Its aim is to interpret the subject of world culture in an interdisciplinary way. The museum is situated next to the Universeum science centre and the amusement park Liseberg, and close to Korsvägen. "The museum interprets the concept of world culture in a dynamic and open-ended manner. On the one hand, various cultures are incorporating impulses from each other and becoming more alike. On the other hand, local, national, ethnic and gender differences are shaping much of that process. World culture is not only about communication, reciprocity, and interdependence, but the specificity, concretion and uniqueness of each and every individual." (From the background info on the museums homepage.)The opening exhibitions of the museum were: No Name Fever: AIDS in the age of globalization Horizons: Voices from a global Africa Sister of Dreams: People and myths of the Orinoco Fred Wilson: Site unseen - Dwellings of the Demons 390 m2 SpiritualityArchitectureThe cement and glass building, located on a slope leading up to the Liseberg amusement park, is graceful, compact and modernistic. Its four-storey glass atrium looks out on mountains and woods.The exhibition halls are in the closed part of the building, facing Södra vägen road. The upper storeys hang freely 5m over a footpath. A 43m long section of a display window provides passers-by with a view straight into the largest exhibition hall.
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  • Housed in a concretebunker near Liseberg, this is not your typical museum . It houses exhibitions which are themed and more abstract, such as crossroads about the cultural importance of crossroads,as ...  more »
  • Love that the Museum had that open floor plan. It is interesting to visit it if you have time to spare in Gothenburg!
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  • It may seem an experience for kids, but honestly I was impressed is definitely worth a visit for both the works/exhibits for the bistro a lot for provided to Swedish standards. Moreover it is free
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  • Interesting exhibits from different places. Cultural artefacts in all shapes and sizes. Seems like a good place to take kids too. There is like an indoor playground where kids can run around and explore. Completely free, so it's not the flashiest stuff but definitely worth an afternoon. When I visited there were a cool exhibit on stories from refugees now living in Sweden, would recommend!
  • The most enjoyable museum in Gothenburg. Small museum. Perfect for quick visits. Artistic and sociological subjects of concurrent interest, like immigration, which make you think and be concerned.
  • On the plus side, admission is free and the building itself is beautiful. Like many contemporary museums, the emphasis is on visitor engagement rather than on the display of a particular collection. On the first two floors, three rooms were dedicated to children's (creative) activities. The main exhibit, Crossroads, was interesting but at the same time too vague to be truely memorable. They serve a lunch buffet and coffee on the second floor; this would be a great place to meet for lunch. There is a free, secure storage area on the first floor.
  • The facilities are good for family with kids. (5/5) Free-entrance. Free storage. Lot of space to park the baby trolley. The building is nice and clean. A large area for kids to play. The exhibition (2/5) Using the word "World Culture" is too ambitious with that limited exhibition. The exhibition appears to be too scattered and superficial. Hope it can be improved to show more kinds cultures with more depths. Food (5/5) The lunch buffet is quite good and affordable. Staff are really nice and helpful.
  • Free entrance! Interesting exhibitions on cultures, often thought provoking, sometimes a bit dull. Not at all as crowded as it could be. It has a café as well. Kid friendly, elevators, big spaces. Right now the exhibition "Tillsammans" is very popular with the kids
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