The grand opening!

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Last Saturday was the opening day for my exibition in Gamla Linköping open-air museum! The exhibition is called “Född i fel tid” (“Born in the wrong era”) and in it you can see some of my historical garments and photographs. My inspiration is the movie “Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen, where the main character wishes that he was born in the 1920’s, instead of living in the present era.

The idea of an exhibition was born a year ago when I helped my cousin with her exhibition in Pargas, Finland. I liked the idea of having a little space of my own to show some of my creations. And I’ve actually planned and executed exhibitions before, since it was an important part of my education as culture and media producer.

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Lots of stuff in the car when we arrived at the museum on the opening day… The red building is called “Curmanska magasinet” and when you pass through the doors, my exibition is on your right hand side.

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The finishing touch: putting up the signs – two hours before the opening…

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Making sure that the TV and the movie is working.

This last autumn, my friend Stina and I made a short movie with one of my Regency dresses. We have been making films together for more than ten years now and this time we wanted to make a movie that shows just how beautiful autumn colours can be. My sister Lisa was kind enough to be in front of the camera and she did a marvellous job!

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I bought mead (non-alchoholic) and lingonberry juice from the general store in the museum…

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… and served together with home made historically inspired canapés. I found some old recipies that I just had to try: ham and herbs in puff paste (a recipie from 1664, originally named “Een Skincka in uthi een Pastey”), and mini pies with saffron (15th century or so recipie).

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But the most unusual recipie I tried was from 1609: carrots filled with hard-boiled eggs, almonds and raisins.

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Family, friends and colleagues were there, as well as other interested people! Big thanks to all of you!

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And here you can see some more of the exhibition, my dress from 1780’s and my green medieval kirtle.

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A journalist and a photographer from the local newspaper showed up, and here I am – posing in my tricorne hat together with my early 1960’s dress. Definitely born in the wrong era!

The exhibition is open every day, Mon-Fri 10-17 and Sat-Sun 11-16, until 8 June. No entrance fee! And did I mention that Gamla Linköping open-air museum is a gorgeous place?!

Big thanks to Gamla Linköping open-air museum, and to my family and friends for all your help and advice! I couldn’t have done it without you!

Photos by Fride Jansson and Lisa Jansson

Comments ( 4 )
  • Marika says:

    Jättefin utställning! Vilket jäkla jobb.Kul att få se bakom kulisserna! När reportaget i tidningen kommer kan du väll fota och lägga ut här?

  • Cousin Karin says:

    Oj vad roligt att få se lite av utställningen så här på distans! Vilken kul ide med de historiska recepten, ser gott ut även om det kanske tar ett tag att vänja sig med kombinationen morot-ägg-russin-mandel… Kommer filmen att läggas ut på youtube i nåt skede? Om inte vill jag i alla fall se den sen när du kommer hit, för jag antar att du tar med någon form av hårddisk, intern eller extern. Tack för länken till min blogg också, jag visste inte att det var då och där du fick idén! Delade idéer blir fler idéer! :)

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