The Mediterranean Museum opens a new exhibition

By on May 17, 2017

The exhibition Stories from Syria holds personal belongings that carry stories and memories. The objects belong to people born in Syria. Some have lived in Sweden for a long time, while others have come here as refugees during the current war. Together with objects from the Mediterranean museum’s collections, the exhibition gives glimpses of Syria’s long and rich cultural history.

– Right now fills about forty showcases here at the Mediterranean Museum with irreplaceable items: keys, clothes, notebooks, barbies, a tile plate, a glass and a broken cello bow. Everyone carries the stories and memories of Syria. Some memories are fresh and painful, others are ten, twenty or forty years back in time. Together, they form our new exhibition Stories from Syria, says Sofia Häggman, conservator at the World Cultural Museums.

The exhibition “Syrian stories” was published at Vårby gård’s library in the winter/spring of 2016. In the forthcoming exhibition of the Mediterranean Museum, the stories from Vårby gård have been developed, new items have been added and historical objects from the collections of the World Cultural Museums give a flashback to the area. There is also a digital timeline where you can read about important events, places and people over time!

– With the exhibition, we want the visitor to get a picture of Syria beyond the war headlines and a historical perspective in the area. We hope that the museum will be a venue for meetings, memories and new acquaintances, says Elna Nord, project manager at the Mediterranean Museum.

Stories from Syria will be launched on Saturday, May 20th.

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