M/S Wilhelm Gustloff - The greatest maritime disaster in the world
June 11, 2016 - January 29, 2017
The exhibition takes as its starting point the ship; the Wilhelm Gustloff, which was sunk on 30 January 1945 by a Soviet submarine. 9,000 people lost their lives. Wilhelm Gustloff is the largest known shipping disaster in the world. Artists from Sweden, Germany, Russia and Poland have been working on issues concerning the ship's place in history.
Artists: Hubert Czerepok, Jonas Dahm, Günter Grass, Jörg Herold, Magnus Petersson, Anna Steller, Evgeny Umansky & Olo Walicki
Curators for the exhibition are Iwona Bigos and Martin Schibli, artistic director at Växjö art gallery. In cooperation with the Polish Institute
The Dream of America shows emigration to America from 1840 to 1930. Besides photos, illustrations and descriptive texts, visitors can also take a stroll on Snus Street and experience life in Swedish America.
The Moberg Room:
The Vilhelm Moberg Room is a reconstruction of the author’s study. He wrote, among other books, The Emigrants series of four novels.
The House of Emigrants
The House of Emigrants (built in 1968) includes an archive, library, museum, and research center on the Emigration period as well as the Immigration in nowadays Sweden.
It also holds conferences and seminars, as well as celebrations, festivals, and temporary exhibitions.
Research at the Swedish Emigrant Institute
Due to the high interest we only take booked visits at the moment, no drop-in visits.
Book your visit with Judith Söderblom at judit.soderblom(@)kulturparkensmaland.se
The House of Emigrants is located in the centre
of Växjö in Småland.
Vilhelm Mobergs gata 4
Adults 80 SEK
Students 40 SEK
Group (10 Persons) 40 SEK
Children up to 19 years free entrance