Reminder: Press invitation to preview of the new state-owned museum Vrak – Museum of Wrecks

| 14 september, 2021 | 0 kommentarer

Welcome to the press preview of Vrak – Museum of Wrecks on 16 September.

On 23 September, a new maritime archaeology museum is opening on Djurgården in Stockholm.
 The new museum Vrak – Museum of Wrecks allows visitors to dive into the past with the help of various digital solutions. On the seafloor of the Baltic Sea there is a unique cultural heritage, wrecks and other historical relics from the Stone Age to present time. Vrak is the sister museum of the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, and part of the government agency the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums.

In the first exhibition, the visitor is brought to the bottom of the Baltic Sea with the help of an immersive film experience. The mythical wreck “Resande Man” is shown in scale 1:1 and presented using a hologram and the visitor experiences the feeling of moving through an old shipwreck. The museum is housed in an old boat hangar designed by architect Paul Hedqvist in 1941. The architectural firm Fahlander Arkitekter have carefully redeveloped the building with sustainable materials like concrete, oak, steel and glass, which have associations with the sea, ships and the seafloor. 

Press previews in the museum and the exhibitions on Thursday, 16 September 
To avoid overcrowding, four press previews will be held at the following times:

  • 9 a.m. – in Swedish
  • 11 a.m. – in Swedish
  • 1 p.m. – in English 
  • 3 p.m. – in Swedish

Location: Djurgårdsstrand 17, Djurgården, Stockholm, inside the museum. 

You are allowed to take photos and videos in the museum during the press preview. The museum’s director Odd Johansen, exhibition producers and maritime archaeologists will be on hand at the museum to answer your questions. You can also walk around the exhibitions on your own. Press images and underwater film footage will be available for viewing in the museum’s press room. 

RSVP 
Contact press officer Cecilia Eriksson at [email protected]. Please state which time you wish to attend. 

Contact
For any questions, please contact Cecilia Eriksson, telephone +46 (0)76 607 58 78. 

Vrak – Museum of Wrecks
Vrak – Museum of Wrecks is a new museum about the Baltic Sea’s unique wrecks and cultural heritage, and a sister museum to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. Nowhere else in the world are there as many well-preserved shipwrecks as in the Baltic Sea. Vrak brings their stories to the surface, while leaving the wrecks themselves and their objects on the seafloor where they are best preserved. The new museum serves as a hub for wrecks, new discoveries and research throughout the Baltic Sea region. 

Address: Djurgårdsstrand 17, Djurgården, Stockholm. 
www.vrak.se 

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