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Old Swedish Buildings, Furniture & Knicknacks in Wood
Presenter: Phillip S. Marshall
Continue the journey with us examining traditional woodworking in Scandinavia.
Sweden enjoys a lengthy and rich woodworking tradition which carried to the New World. I can guarantee you will see some pieces of woodwork that exist nowhere else in the world and are likely entirely novel to you.
We shall start in the north of Sweden visiting the rare church town in Skelleftea, then see the Murberget Open-Air Museum in Harnosand, full of different architectural-style buildings you may not be aware of, including some examples of Sami or Lapp architecture. Onto Leksand on the shores of Lake Siljan and to Mora, home of the fascinating Anders Zorn Museum with his intact atelier. Be privy to rare viewings of unique vernacular furniture and wooden gear in the non-public collections. Then to Stockholm with its Nordiska Museet full of household items, particularly furniture. The first open air-museum in the world, Skansen, required two days of visits and did not disappoint with its large collection of buildings, farm implements and containers of all kinds in wood. The absolute gem of the trip was a visit to the Vasa Ship Museum right there in the neighborhood.
If you are a woodie, this is an evening worth your time for wonder and beguilement. Share some dialogue, coffee and knackebrod thereafter.
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: The Folk School