Culture week offers art exhibitions and cultural experiences for the whole family

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Lund University invites you to a packed culture week between 11 and 17 September, when the King’s House will take centre stage with a new exhibition and guided tours. The University’s historical documents and papers will be displayed at Arkivcentrum Syd with an opportunity to hear about the University’s 350-year history. The week will conclude with a big party for University staff and students in Lundagård park and the annual Lund Culture Night event.

Published on Sep, 7, 2017

Already on 6 September, the King’s House will open to the general public with an art exhibition On the Thresholds of Knowledge (link to lu.se)displaying works by thirteen international and local artists throughout the building. The exhibition is organised by Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, and the Inter Arts Centre, as part of Lund University’s 350th anniversary celebrations. Guided tours of the building’s history and future are also available on four days in September.

The University Archives will open a jubilee exhibition presenting the traces left by students, lecturers, teaching, academic feuds, buildings and academic ceremonies over 350 years - unique material which is seldom visible to the general public. A series of open talks will be organised alongside the exhibition, based on the archives and the variety of documents preserved there. Visitors will also be able to go on a guided tour of the exhibition.

Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art offers an autumn exhibition showing well-known British artist Andy Goldsworthy’s work in Scandinavia for the first time.

What would a jubilee be without a proper birthday party? The celebration on 15 September for all students and staff at Lund University will take place in a cordoned-off Lundagård park with entertainment on a big stage. 

The week will conclude with the annual Culture Night to which the University will make many and varied contributions. During the event, Sölvegatan, Vattenhallen Science Centre and the Botanical Garden will be transformed into a Science Trail (link to lu.se) – an inspiring science festival for the whole family. This will include a chemistry show, a physics and laser show, guided tours of the planetarium, film showings, opportunities to listen to popular science lectures and visits to the greenhouses in the Botanical Garden.

Read more about the activities during the culture week Art in Time and Space here

If you are interested in reporting from the Student and Staff Party, please contact Jubilee Communication Officer Cecilia Schubert for registration.

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