Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg

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#4 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Vastra Gotaland County
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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  • Beautiful museum with visually striking exhibitions. Very child-friendly permanent exhibition "Together". Lots of temporary exhibitions and a lot of events and happenings. And located in a very special beautiful building.
  • A very fascinating exhibition about crossing borders and taking risks. A wonderful playground for children with a lot of activities. Yes, the café could be open on week ends too.
  • Nice museum but more for kids then for adults. One floor is for adults, one for kids and the temporary excibit is in Swedish only
  • Great place for small conference. Very helpful IT staff and lovely food. Would definitely return
  • Lunch here is ranging from ok to good. One time it has been excellent but at some occasions the food hasn't been very warm and sometimes they run out of one of the available courses. Not a top spot.

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