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Arts & Museums
Konstlitografiska Museet is Sweden's only museum that is dedicated to art lithography. This unique museum that is run by the Lithographic Academy is located at Hellidens college. There are beautiful paintings and art works at display that you cannot keep your eyes off. The museum also carries out many exhibitions, both historical and artistic.
In an oak forest about a one hour drive east of Gothenburg you will find Ekhagens Forntidsby. The village contains re-constructed hamlets from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Knowledgeable guides show you around and tell you about the buildings. In the summer, the houses are populated by displays of ancient people who look almost real. You can also try shooting with a bow or paddling in a canoe made out of a tree trunk. If you come by car, take Riksväg 40 eastwards and turn north onto road 46 at Ulricehamn.
The Borås Museum of Art was inaugurated in 1975. It is well-known for its fine and interesting collections of modern art and there are about 3500 works of art all together here. The main focus is on Swedish art from the last few decades. There is a collection of work by miniature painter P.A. Hall, who was active in the art scene in the 18th Century. He was also one of King Louis XVI's artists. The museum consists of three floors, and covers an area of 3500 square meters. There is also a 100-seat auditorium, and a workshop for children.
Owned by Borås municipality, Textile Museum of Borås offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of textiles produced in the city. Housed in an ancient structure dating back to the 19th Century, the museum chronicles how textile industry flourished in the city over the centuries. Its industrial exhibit space demonstrates the yarn manufacturing and spinning industry as well as tricot knitting and fabric weaving. The other section throws light on the textile designs that emerged in Sweden from the start of the 20th Century.