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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  • Large museum, with a lot of interesting items, Minus is that a show requires that you take off your shoes, and go with socks on a not entirely clean floors.
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  • Following Swedish tradition you remove your shoes when entering this section. Shoes are kept in cubbies where there is a display of shoes from around the world! Another section has hats from around th...  more »
  • But especially young! Free museum. Spent a lot of time there with 3 year old. He was constantly exploring and there is a lot to view.  more »
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  • Nice museum to spend some time on a rainy day. The exhibitions were very interesting but floor 3 was turned into a kids' play area, good for families but not the lone traveller. Also floor 1 was partially closed and not finished. At other times would be a very good museum though.
  • very calm and peaceful and the resturant inside has good vegitarian food
  • Great free museum; good facilities and exhibitions for kids; atrium area and cafés are well lit and quiet.
  • The museum also got a good lunch restaurant with a buffet. Sometimes very good and sometimes not as good...
  • Good free museum, when I was there last time they had a bunch of interactive exhibits that explored the senses. A lot of fun.

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