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National Museums of World Culture | Statens Museer för Världskultur (Head of Network)

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Södra vägen 54
412 54 Göteborg
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General Information: 

National Museums of World Culture was established in 1999 and is a government agency. The agency consists of the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Mediterranean and the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm and the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg. 

The National Museums of World Culture (World Museums) was formed as a response to changes globally as well as domestically. Internationalization has increased and we experience a more globalized world, while the former culturally and ethnically quite homogeneous Sweden is becoming more multicultural.

The World museums' mission is to use the international cultural heritage to provide a perspective that helps people orient themselves in this transition.

Mission and Objectives: 

The overall objective of the activities of the World Museums is that cultural heritage should be used as an active force in promoting sustainable global development.

Our ambition is to provide perspectives that help people to deepen and renew their worldviews in an increasingly internationalized world.

Based on what's happening in the community to work through a combination of skill, artistry and involvement give our visitors experiences that entertain, challenge and inspire to action.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Tillsammans (Together) is a playful exhibition that changes. It will be a part of the Museum of World Culture for many years. Together is about the wonders and the difficulties of living together. Based on objects in the museum's collections, the exhibition raises relevant questions for the target audience children 0–12 years with adults. Here, children and adults explore together and play and learn with their body, heart and brain.

In Afghan Tales exhibition, you will encounter contemporary Afghanistan, a country that very many people have fled from over the past 30 years. Here, 22 Afghan photographers present a complex image of Afghanistan, as a contrasting picture to the usual news about the country. With different themes and techniques, the photographs highlight everyday life, vulnerability and hope.

Crossroads is the museum's next major exhibition that will open in differens parts during 2016-2018. The first part focus on sustainability and the planet's resources with water as the main topic of the debate on migration, climate change, conflicts - but also about human encounters and solutions.