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.
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.