Interruptions in Umeå

Previously: And out of the woods again (for now)…

The Museum of Women´s History in Umeå is well-worth a visit. It is an attractive modern building beside the river, also housing one of the most inviting public libraries I have seen. The museum consists of two exhibit halls. In the first, feminism and gender issues are introduced in an art installation where visitors walk through a forest and are presented with different challenges and arguments as they go.

In the other room is a temporary photo exhibition of Sami women, Interruptions, by Cooper & Gorfer. The photos are magnificent in their use of colour and in depiction of the challenges faced by Sami women. The museum is well worth a visit when in Umeå.

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For more about the exhibition: http://www.kvinnohistoriskt.se/4.4e2b5d8015aa7ddecb011c46.html

 

Before leaving Umeå, we visited the Västerbottens Museum, a local history museum and folk park, including a small Sami village with a selection of typical houses from around the region:

 

Next: Sami Town – Jokkmokk