International Study Tour to Sweden, Sunday 19th to Friday 24th May 2019

Uppsala Botanic Garden, also known as the Linnaeus Garden

Uppsala Botanic Garden, also known as the Linnaeus Garden

Join us for what promises to be a stunning line-up of museum, garden and palace visits in Sweden.

Sunday 19 May

  • Welcome reception at a hotel (evening).

Monday 20 May

  • Morning: Nobel Prize Museum, Museum director Olov Amelin will tell us how you start a museum from scratch.

  • Afternoon: Royal Palace, Bernadotte Library (not open to the public, if the venue is not required for official duties of the Swedish Royal Family, and they take precedence).

Tuesday 21 May

  • Morning: Coach visit to the storage facility of the Nordiska Museet at Tumba; opportunity to see Jost Bürgi’s Armillary sphere. Return to Stockholm.

  • Afternoon: Stockholm Old Observatory; opportunity to see some of the remaining displays and historic weather station, in use since 1756.

Wednesday 22 May

  • Whole day excursion to Uppsala by coach.

  • Morning: University Museum – Gustavianum, visits to the Augsburg Art Cabinet, the temporary exhibit “Aspiring to precision”, anatomical theatre, archaeological collections. Opposite the museum is the cathedral where Linnaeus and Swedenborg are buried.

  • Afternoon: Uppsala Observatory and a visit to the Celsius house; Linnaeus Garden and the Linnaeus Museum, if time permits.

From the collections of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ Center for History of Science.

From the collections of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ Center for History of Science.

Thursday 23 May

  • Morning: A museum in Stockholm city centre; exact choice TBC

  • Afternoon: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Center for History of Science. Introductioon to the history of the Academy and visits to the Center’s storage of instruments, photographs, drawings, maps and archives, including Berzelius chemical collection and the Nobel archives, to mention a few gems.

  • Evening: Gala Dinner Klubbvilla at the Academy.

Friday 24 May

  • Excursion by bus coach to Skokloster Castle, a magnificent baroque castle between Stockholm and Uppsala. Besides the excellent library and armoury there is the unfinished hall. 

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