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Digital seminars about objects in Gustavianum's collection store

Hi, Greger Sundin, curator at Gustavianum! Is it true that university institutions can book digital seminars about objects in Gustavianum's collection store?
– Absolutely! While physical visits are not possible, we can still hold seminars about the objects in collections that are held in our various stores and study areas. We have had to adapt to what is possible digitally, but much of the object-based study we do can be successfully communicated remotely.

How does such an approach work?
– To a large degree, we can adapt to the needs of the teacher, but otherwise we have a number of approaches that we know work well. This can involve streaming audio / video over zoom (using, among other things, movable cameras), featuring objects selected for relevance to the theme of the seminar. It is also possible to prepare filmed material in advance in cases where streaming is not suitable. 

Who should I contact for more information?
– You can contact artcollections@gustavianum.uu.semyntkabinettet@gustavianum.uu.se or  historiccollections@gustavianum.uu.se to find out more.

Easter egg orientation March 29 - April 5

With the help of a map and a little ingenuity, you will find your way to the answer. The university's museums invite you to an educational and intriguing tour between the Tropical Greenhouse and the Museum of Evolution. Start from the Tropical Greenhouse entrance and get around using your smartphone. The orientation is open 24 hours a day from 11.00 on March 29, until 16.00 on 5 April. For you between 5-12 years. In collaboration with: the Museum of Evolution and Gustavianum. 

The questions are in Swedish.

Easter egg

Finds from the antiquity - a ceramics exercise at SciFest

SciFest 2021 went digital, and Gustavianum was of course participating. Read more about the event on Scifest website.

On March 8, a class from Rosendalsgymnasiet in Uppsala participated in a workshop arranged by the Department of Archeology and Ancient History as well as Gustavianum at Uppsala University.

Since this year's science festival went digital, the exercise had to be carried out remotely. The responsible teacher from Rosendalsgymnasiet, Calle Håkansson, retrieved in advance a study material consisting of ceramic fragments from the stone and bronze ages in the Aegean area. On site in the classroom, the students had to examine the ceramics in pairs and try to think about what they may have been used for. University lecturer Michael Lindblom supervised the class digitally.

The students thought it was exciting to handle such old objects and they took on the task with intrest. Michael Lindblom explained in both an easy-to-understand and interesting was.

SciFest 1663

In this year's digital SciFest, Gustavianum also participated with the interactive workshop SciFest 1663. Classes from all over Sweden had the opportunity to witness what dissections in the anatomical theater could have looked like in the year 1663. The students' own anatomy skills were also put to the test when they could draw how they think that a human heart looks like and that with the help of the strings they estimated how long our intestines really are.

Activities during 2020

A new Vice-Chancellor portrait for Uppsala University

The university's art collection contains a large number of portraits. Here, older eras unite with our own time and the collection thereby manifests a continuity throughout history. In December 2020, the univeristies former vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson was thanked. In connection with this, her portrait, made by Olle Hamngren (b.1960), was unveiled.

Olle Hamngren, Porträtt av Eva Åkesson, 2020, olja på duk (UU 3549)
Olle Hamngren, portrait of Eva Åkesson, 2020, oil on canvas (UU 3549)

Följ med på ett besök i konstnärens ateljé och lyssna på ett samtal om tillkomsten av Eva Åkessons porträtt.

Digitalt firande av Drottning Kristinas födelsedag

I samarbetet med Christina-Akademin, Livrustkammaren och flera andra kulturinstitutioner runt om i Sverige anordnas ett digitalt firande av Drottning Kristinas födelsedag den 8 december. Hör museichef Mikael Ahlund och 1:e antikvarie Ragnar Hedlund berätta mer om  kopplingar till Drottning Kristina i Uppsala universitets konstsamlingar och myntkabinett.

Från värdefulla gåvor till universitetet och hovets flytt under pesten, till raka gator och abdikering i Rikssalen på Uppsala slott. Drottning Kristinas historia är även Uppsalas historia. Hör Uppsalas ciceron John Ringh berätta mer!

Kulturnatten Uppsala 2020

Kulturnatten 2020 med tema Gömt men inte glömt hos Evolutionsmuseet och Gustavianum. Följ med intendenterna på en digital rundtur in i föremålsmagasinen och hör dem berätta om några unika föremål.

Få ett smakprov på vad som händer

Följ med in hos glaskonservatorn och se hur Gustavianums unika medeltida glasfönster konserveras.

Gustavianum is closed for renovation

The renovation will, above all, improve the environmental conditions for exhibited objects, as well as increase the total area of exhibition space. The renovation work is being conducted by Sweden´s National Property Board, in close collaboration with Uppsala University. The work is estimated to be completed within three years.

Gustavianum is itself a unique building of a major historical significance that must be treated with great care. The building including the Anatomical Theatre, will not be altered. The careful renovation will instead focus on improving the existing building´s ability to function as a museum, where the collections can be better preserved for the future. When the doors re-open, the visitors will experience a unique university museum of world class.

Last modified: 2021-04-20