Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg

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2.7/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
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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  • The Museum of world culture in Gothenburg, once one of the fine examples of modern architecture. Extremely nice and simple materials are also used. Staff very helpful and friendly. There's a very comprehensive photographic exhibition about Afghanistan, it's very good. Photo enthusiast.
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  • In this museum you can see not only the culture of Sweden and Gothenburg, but there are exhibits from around the world. At the entrance there is a small gift shop.
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  • I'm not a big fan of modern art, so the Museum struck me as rather odd, though, is confident that many will find it curious. Modern building and also the exposition of world culture. Free admission.
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  • The exhibitions are not focused and confusing. Further and clearer explanations for the themes and the artefacts are needed.
  • Great exhibition for children to have fun and discover through touch, feel, sight and sound. Free entrance as well!
  • It's a good idea in theory, but the exhibitions lacks vision, focus and style, and are often poorly executed.
  • Lite trött service i restaurangen.
  • Very mixed experience from this place. Some things were good, but others felt most strange. Also found a place with some decommissioned and broken stuff. Was probably not supposed to go there ...
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