Livrustkammaren: Drottning Kristina is back in the Great Church

By on March 1, 2018

In a unique collaboration between Livrustkammaren and the Great Church in the Old Town, there are some of our Swedish treasures used at Queen Christina’s coronation in 1650. The exhibition is called Vivat Regina and the objects are unique; very few countries in the world have preserved coronation supplies from the baroque. Four central objects from her coronation in 1650 are placed just at the place where the coronation took place in the Great Church.

The exhibition is ongoing to May 15, and it explores how Sweden in the 1600 century became Swedish by both influencing the continent and transforming these impulses into something own. In the Great church, several program points will also take place:

Program Fridays at 19

March 2nd. Queen Christina’s coronation. So did it happen and so did it sound! Sofia Nestor from Livrustkammaren, Martin Blomquist and Michael Waldenby, organ.

March 9th. Kristina, the muses and the museums. Representatives of Old Towns seven museums tell how they are formed in various ways by the Great power time or manages Kristinas heritage.

March 16th. Music as a mirror of society: French and German as politics and as tone. Mattias Wager, cathedral organist, and Ulf Lindgren, the cathedral chaplan.

April 13th. The memory of ancient big days. During the 1700 century the myth of the Great power times was created and Skokloster’s castle became Sweden’s first tourist destination. Gösta Sandell, Commander at the National Museum of History.

Program Wednesdays at 17

March 14th. Madrid, Rome and Paris formed the 16th century Stockholm with the help of textiles, architecture and ideas. Ann Grönhammar from Livrustkammaren talks with Ulf Lindgren, the cathedral chaplan.

April 4th. To decorate a Swedish home. Knut Knutsson from Antikrundan talks about the great power times interior design ideals.

April 18th. “Swedish” psalm. Was a singing Sweden more Swedish? Kristina Ljunggren, the Cathedral chaplain, and Michael Waldenby, organ.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm