Democracy in progress

Skellefteå museum, Skellefteå

On Sunday 26 February, the exhibition "Democracy in progress" opens at Skellefteå museum. Take part in the program for "Sunday at the museum", where the theme for the day is democracy.

At 10.30–11.15 Democracy's entry into the Skellefteå area (IN SWEDISH)
Lecture with the museum's archivist Jörgen Andersson. No pre-registration required. Location: Köket, on the second floor of the museum building.

At 11.00-15.00 City building in Vilsevärlden (The lost world)
Playful workshop for children and adults of all ages.

"Around Vilsevärlden's new factory a city begins to emerge. The city needs a name and a municipal council must be elected. The pages of the new daily newspaper echo empty. There is much to do".

Together, we build a fantasy city of cardboard and paper, with room to explore urban planning and democratic values ​​in an easy and undemanding way.
Location: The educational space Köket, on the second floor of the museum building.
Arr: Folkrörelsearkivet i Västerbotten/The Folk Movement Archive.

At 12.00–16.00 About democracy
Museet's archivist Jörgen Andersson shows examples from the archives that have to do with the breakthrough of democracy 100 years ago.
Location: Forskarrum Nordanå, next to the reception at Skellefteå museum. Drop-in.

Storsia and the play- and learning environment Barnsia are open this day as always.
Free entry and refreshments will be available for sale.

About the exhibition:
Democracy is fantastic but complicated! But how does a country become democratic? And how do you hold a democratic conversation?
The exhibition Democracy in progress offers a broad introduction to democracy as a concept and a way of life. We also get to follow the development of democracy in Sweden and take part in personal destinies and stories during the journey.

Democratic decisions require conversation - but how does a conversation actually become democratic? The exhibition is adapted for children aged 9 to 12 years. It is also possible to visit the exhibition on your own, try to solve the justice dilemma and listen to students who reason and talk about democracy. 
Using QR codes, the exhibition texts can be heard read in Swedish or English or displayed in Swedish sign language.

The exhibition is produced by Forum for living history. It can be visited at Skellefteå museum 26 February – 24 September 2023. Photo: Martin Skoog.

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