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Welcome to ArkDes on September 27th
Café Blom is open as usual

ArkDes is currently closed for refurbishment.

Activities
27.09.2024 11:00-20:00
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Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Opening Weekend

Stockholm Exhibition 1930, night fireworks in front of the Aquarium. Gunnar Asplund. Photographer: Gustav W:son Cronquist. ArkDes collection.

ArkDes reopens its doors and is celebrating with an action-packed opening weekend from September 27-29.

Step through the new entrance of ArkDes into a world filled with architecture and design. The redesigned exhibition halls, created by the architectural firm Arrhov Frick, showcase materials from one of the world’s largest architectural collections, the ArkDes Collection. Here, you can see the winning proposal for the Stockholm Public Library, Léonie Geisendorf’s noticeboard, and the trendiest disco from the 1980s.

In the temporary exhibition Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births, you can try a birthing chair and see the first breast pump designed for women’s bodies. At Torget, ArkDes’ new meeting place, you can reflect on the architecture and design of tomorrow through the installation Power of Places.

Join one of the many tours during the weekend, discover never-before-seen materials with ArkDes curators in the new concept Unboxing, and play at Utsikten, ArkDes’ secret garden for children.

Free admission and programs.

Friday

11:00: Doors open

12:00: Guided tour – Léonie Geisendorf: The Architect Who Never Gave Up

13:00–16:00: Unboxing

16:00–20:00: Opening party at Torget: Power of Places

Saturday

11:00: Guided tour: The Ideas That Shaped Modern Sweden

13:00–16:00: Unboxing

13:00–15:00: Family Workshop in the Studio

14:00: Guided tour: Designing Motherhood (in English)

15:00: Guided tour – Léonie Geisendorf: The Architect Who Never Gave Up

Sunday

11:00: Guided tour – Léonie Geisendorf: The Architect Who Never Gave Up

13:00–16:00: Unboxing

13:00–15:00:  Family Workshop in the Studio

14:00: Guided tour: How Do We Want to Live?

15:00: Guided tour: The Ideas That Shaped Modern Sweden

Friday: 11:00–20:00

Saturday: 10:00–18:00

Sunday: 10:00–18:00

Activities will take place throughout the museum during the opening weekend.

Free admission and programs. No booking is required to join the guided tours and workshops.

Staff on site speak Swedish and English.

Read more about accessibility at ArkDes here.

Architecture: Arrhov Frick. Photo: Olivier Campagne. 2023.
Photo: Stela Tsakina Stiliyana Minkovska. Ultima Thule birthing furniture. 2020.
Photo: Sima Korenivski. 2024. Utsikten – a place for co-creation and play.
Water Tower in Kuwait. 1970-76. Architect: Malene Björn and Sune Lindström, VBB. Illustrator: Tom Hultgren. ArkDes collection.