The exhibition Stories from Syria

By on September 17, 2017
Tony Sandin

The exhibition Stories from Syria, at the Mediterranean Museum, is a venue for meetings, talks and community.

Syria has always been a strategically important place characterized by contacts and meetings between people from Asia, Africa and Europe. In the exhibition, archaeological objects tell about these contacts. It is stories about war and conflict, but also about everyday chores, joy and sorrow.

The exhibition, which also shows about 40 contemporary stories and related objects, has dedicated half the local area to a place for program activities in the fall. The program includes game events, story evenings, concerts, poetry and live pods. At the Ethnographic Museum there will also be a cooking course on four occasions with theme Syria. Each course is completely independent.

Welcome to take part of stories from Syria beyond the war headlines.

Stories from Syria – Program in autumn 2017:

The hand meeting

Handicraft and decoration – a meeting between Syria and Sweden.

During  wednesday evenings in autumn, Swedish traditional handwork with handwork from Syria meets. A meeting between different traditions within the craft industry

Wednesday 4 October at 17-19 free entrance

Wednesday 6 December 17-19 free entrance

Game evening

An evening where we try the awesome game of backgammon with roots in the Mediterranean region! Fits both inveterate backgammon players as new stars!

Wednesday 15 November at 18-19 free entrance

Poetry evening

High reading with poets Hanna Himo and Elisabeth Korndahl.
Wednesday 20 September at 18-19 free entrance

Poetry with Jasim Mohammed, poet in company with pianist.
Wednesday 22 November at 18-19 free entrance


With the story as theme, we arrange three story nights on the theme Places, Memories and Dreams. We invite you who has visit the exhibition at the Mediterranean Museum or have own stories about Syria. Your story may be in Swedish or Arabic.

From the World Cultural Museums participates at every opportunity museum educator Karin Wästfelt who introducing the evening together with Lusian Alassaf.

Wednesday 27 September theme: Places at 18-19 free entrance

Wednesday 1 November theme: Memories at 18-19 free entrance

Wednesday 29 November theme: Dreams at 18-19 free entrance


The joy choir- Sunday 1 October at 13 – 15:30 free entrance
The choir was formed in 2015 with members who have roots in different parts of the world. This evening, singing and playing traditional songs from Syria.

Safrjal Band – Sunday 22 October at 13 – 15:30 free entrance
Band members are from different parts of the world, but the evening’s program is with traditional music from Syria and the Middle East.

Cooking course

During four Wednesday evenings at the Ethnographic Museum we cook food with Syria as the main theme. For each occasion we will learn new dishes with different course leaders. Our friends from Syria guide us through the cooking and we talk about food. Each occasion ends with a common dinner where we eat what we cooked.

The following dates take the cooking classes room. Every opportunity is completely independent.

Wednesday, 11 October at 17-19

Wednesday 18 October at 17-19

Wednesday 25 October at 17-19

Wednesday 8 November at 17-19

200 SEK/person


Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm