August 26, 2011

Inca Gold Exhibition

We've had a great summer here in Stockholm and at the Rival Hotel, lots of wonderful visitors and interesting things happening in the city. But just because the weather is getting cooler it doesn't mean that there still aren't great things to look forward to! Number one on the list of exciting events this autumn is the Inca Gold exhibition.
http://www.worldculture.se/inca/
Last year the Museum of East Asian Antiquities held an amazing exhibition of Terracotta Warriors from the X'ian province in China. The exhibition was held in the vast underground system of caverns (Bergsrummet) located on the island of Skeppsholmen and was a big success. And now, following on this success, the Swedish National Museums of World Culture will be showing an exhibition of Inca gold artifacts in the same caverns.
http://www.worldculture.se/inca/
The exhibition consists of about 300 objects (with some of the very latest discoveries) on loan from 15 Peruvian museums. The artifacts show the wealth of the Inca Empire and the symbolic power of gold in their culture. The exhibition opens on September 10th and runs through February 12th, 2012. It will be open every day from 10am to 8pm with a few exceptions (see website for dates) and the entrance cost is 150 SEK for adults and free for children up to 19 years of age. Tickets can be bought online or by phone (see website), otherwise they can be purchased at the door or at any of the World Culture Museums in Stockholm.
Click here for other ongoing or upcoming exhibitions!

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