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Arts & Museums
This unique museum is one of the most famous in Lund, and perhaps in all of Sweden. It culls the finest and most fascinating artifacts from Lund University's collection of centuries' worth of objects from cultures all around the world. Objects of African art, indigenous Scandinavian archaeological finds, native American products and ancient Greek sculpture can be seen side-by-side. There are also archives relating to these finds and the anthropological department that collected them, which can be viewed by appointment. Established in the 1870s, Kulturen is among oldest museums of the open-air kind in all of Sweden. Apart from interactive exhibits, the museum includes a living museum where you can experience farm life of the Medieval Ages. A number of great programs for kids of all ages are offered here throughout the year, check their website for the event schedule.
Housed within the Lund University, a part of the Student Life Museum, the Nose Academy is a peculiar collection of hundreds of nose impressions. The eclectic collection of plaster-cast noses features noses ranging from some of the most prominent citizens of the country to the very average individuals; there is also a symbolic “unknown nose” which represents the nose of the common man. If you've ever wondered why some people are obsessed with the shape of their noses, you should check this collection.
This museum, whose name could be translated in English as the Sketch Museum, is a unique collection of graphic arts. From doodles drawn by renowned artists to drawings detailing the development of some of the most revolutionary tools in the art world, this museum showcases the history and practice of image rendering from soup to nuts.
Below the streets of Lund lies the ruins of the Drottens Church which were excavated in the 1970s and 1980s and have been turned into a museum. Although many of the exhibitions are in Swedish, there are leaflets in English which are available at the entrance and can be used for reference. The exhibitions center around life in the early days and a special display which contains bones from a grave which includes explanations as to how the people lived and how their lifestyles affected their bodies during their lifetimes. Although the entrance is a bit difficult to locate, the museum still gets visitors from all over the world.
This former fortress and castle has a rich history dating as far back as the 10th Century, and is one of the few surviving structures from that period. At its peak, Borgeby Slott is believed to have been a prominent seat of power in the Viking age. Throughout the rest of its history, the castle was inherited by generations of Danish and Swedish nobility until it was finally auctioned off to a private buyer. The castle is currently open to the public for tours and also has a museum preserving the original artwork that adorned it through the years.
This gallery in the eastern part of the central city is known as one of the top places to see avant-garde art in Malmö. The pieces and artists on display here are mostly Scandinavian but some come from other parts of the world. They all have in common a take-no-prisoners edginess that may shock, offend, or please but is guaranteed to make the viewer think.
This slickly modern museum houses equally modern and innovative works of art. Centering on sculpture, installations and several painting galleries, it's a must-see for any art lover in southern Sweden.
Despite its small size, this gallery is one of the hottest venues for the works of local artists in Malmö. Some artists are established presences in the art world and some are relative unknowns, but Tomas Wallner and his staff have a reputation for choosing only the finest talents for display in their space. There are also several other galleries in the building, so visitors or art buyers will have plenty to see after a visit here.
Technically known as the Förening Scen & Manegemuseum (union of scene and theatrical technicians museum), this museum is devoted to the history and practice of the theatrical arts, especially as practiced in southern Sweden. The exhibitions are varied and many objects on display are quite old, but everything is sure to please theater fans and those curious to see the secrets behind the magic tricks of the stage.
Rönnquist & Rönnquist exhibits all kinds of art - paintings, sculptures, installations... An impressive amount of works for sale.
This historic castle dates back to the 16th Century and is an icon of southern Sweden, especially Malmö. Built by the Danes, it has served as a military fortress, a prison, an armory and now houses two museums, both administered by the city. Konsthallen, is the city's primary art museum, while the other the Stadsmuseum, is the repository of artifacts and information pertaining to the city's rich history. Both museums can be visited in a day, but the castle itself is a unique piece of history and architecture and also provides beautiful views of the city and the waters of the Öresund.
The Katrinetorp area is a preserved village left for tourist purposes just as it was in the days of yore. There are several displays of village life as well as a gift shop and the extensive outdoor grounds which include a lovely park and a beautiful artificial lake.