Feathers to the Ethnographic Museum

By on September 9, 2018

The spectacular and critically acclaimed exhibition Feathers – a world of feathers now leaves the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg to fly on to Stockholm. Saturday, October 6, Feathers opens at the Ethnographic Museum.

Feathers fascinate – fragile, often colorful and beautiful to view. Birds and their feathers have always inspired people around the world. Those who carry them never go unnoticed, whether in Papua New Guinea or in Paris. The exhibition takes us on a trip all over the world, to places and people who have springs adorn and enhance the wearer’s status – or just give color to existence.

“One of the most exciting exhibits I’ve seen in a long time. Through a sensationally good condition, you can discuss something as unexpected as the bird’s cultural significance over time and space, in an informative and pleasing way.”
Boel Ulfsdotter, Gothenburg Post, February 10, 2018

Feathers – A world of feathers was originally produced by the National Museum of World Culture in the Netherlands. But the World Culture Museums are dedicated to displaying unique items from their own collection and have also borrowed a variety of birds from the Natural History Museum in Stockholm. Fashion icons like Jean-Paul Gaultier and Lars Wallin participate with haute couture in spring. Feathers also contains seductive feathers in work of Tim Mårtenson, who is the only plume maker of the Nordic region.

The exhibition is linked to a rich program activity and several educational programs in the autumn and early spring. Among other things, excursions are taking place at Djurgården together with the famous ornithologist Henrik Waldenström. And the star designer Lars Wallin makes a special show in Feathers during the Stockholm Fashion Week.

Feathers – A world of feathers is available at the Ethnographic Museum in Stockholm October 6, 2018 – March 3, 2019. Previously, it was shown at the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg February 10 – August 19, 2018.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm