Exhibitions begin to take shape
06 October 2020 17:10
The old boat hall has been converted into a museum, and now the exhibitions for Vrak – Museum of Wrecks are being built. New walls and displays will be built during October. And after that, the museum will be filled with amazing content. The Museum of Wrecks aims to bring these stories to the surface.
Johanna Väpnargård is project manager for the exhibitions.
“It’s great to finally see the exhibitions taking shape,” she says, as she curiously walks around to catch a glimpse of how walls, displays and more are being built.
A huge amount of work has gone into creating the exhibitions. Facts have been gathered, texts written, and exhibitions designed and built. Objects, paintings and images will be borrowed from museums around the Baltic Sea and across Sweden.
The museum will bring shipwreck stories to the surface using new technology. The wrecks and remains have been selected for various reasons, from different periods and places. The countries around the Baltic Sea are also represented. Many more stories will also be available on the museum’s website.
“It’s so unique that we have our ‘museum collection’ on the bottom of the sea, and that we’re showing and telling their stories,” Väpnargård says.
“Thanks to modern technology, we can now make all this possible.”
We have good reason to come back and re-visit the museum during the winter – to see how the exhibits and the rest of the museum are evolving.
Maritime archaeologists from the museum are responsible for the factual evidence and management of the objects.
The exhibits were developed in collaboration between the maritime archaeologists and the exhibition firm Expology, which also designed the exhibits. The exhibition structure itself is being built by the Dutch exhibition firm Bruns.