February 18, 2011

Vodou Exhibition

No, I did not misspell "voodoo"...  this is actually the Haitian spelling which the Etnografiska Museet (Museum of Ethnography) has chosen for their new exhibition on the West-African/Caribbean religion. They did this to make a point that the exhibition focuses on true vodou and not the voodoo that one might assosciate with Hollywood movies. This is an international travelling exhibition that looks at both the light and dark forces within vodou and contains many exciting artifacts from Haiti. "Vodou" will be on display at the museum from February 12th until August 21st.
Photo by: Jonathan Watts, Etnografiska Museet
The museum is located in northern Djurgården right next door to Tekniska Museet (Museum of Technology)- which, as luck would have it, is showing an interesting exhibition called "Nasa, A Human Adventure". So it is perfect to combine the two!
Etnografiska is open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm weekdays and 11am to 5pm on weekends. Free entrance! Tekniska is open everyday from 10am to 6pm, 160 SEK for adults and 95 SEK for children 7-18yrs. Free entrance with the Stockholm Card. The easiest way to get to these museums from the Rival Hotel is to make your way to the downtown area and then take bus #69 from either Sergels Torg, NK department store or Norrmalmstorg heading east.
For more museum exhibitions this winter/spring, click here!
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