On the afternoon the third day of the conference we will arrange for excursions to some museums, archives and libraries. Here you can read about the excursion options. You will be asked to choose excursion in the registration form.
An extra one-day excursion to Skokloster Castle will also be arranged the day after the conference, on Friday 24 May. An extra fee will be charged for this excursion. Read more about this at the bottom of this page.
The number of seats at the different excursions is limited. First come, first served
Excursions Thursday 23 May 2019
The Vasa sank in Stockholm in 1628 on its maiden voyage. In 1961, after 333 years on the sea bed, the mighty warship was salvaged and restored. Today Vasa is the world’s only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
A guided tour will show you one of the largest conservation projects in the world. After the tour you are welcome to stay at the museum and explore on your own.
Visiting address: Galärvarvsvägen 14. Map.
Swedish National Archives
The Swedish National Archives are one of Sweden´s oldest public authorities, 400 years old. They collect and preserve records from government, public bodies, organisations and individuals from the Middle Ages onwards. One of their missions is to make this cultural heritage available.
The Swedish National Archives houses collections on seven different sites. The tour will take you to Riksarkivet Marieberg, built in 1968 when the cold war was in full bloom. The storage areas are therefore built under earth. The main focus will be the building and a later renovation and the work with IPM. A comparison will also be done with the ongoing building project outside Stockholm to where the Military Archives will be moved.
Visiting address: Fyrverkarbacken 13. Map.
Swedish Museum of Natural History
The Swedish Museum of Natural History is a government agency. Our task is to promote interest in, and knowledge and research on, the origins and development of the universe and Earth, on the plant and animal worlds and on the biology and natural environment of human beings.
A guided tour will show you one of the largest and most frequented of the museums in Sweden. The tour will take you partly behind the scene to look at some of the challenges with IPM in a house that is now more than 100 years old. After the tour you are welcome to stay at the museum and explore the exhibitions on your own.
Visiting address: Frescativägen 40. Map.
National Library of Sweden
The National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket, KB) is a government authority. The collections go back more than a thousand years and grow by the day. KB collect, preserve and make available almost everything that is published in Sweden – from manuscripts, books and newspapers to music, television shows and photographs.
The tour will take you behind the scenes, were you will learn about their experiences with implementing IPM in an older building. This process has involved developing completely new routines for the involved staff, rearranging the premises, and building a space for intake, unpacking, and quarantine. Their intent is to follow the Spectrum model for the entire donation process.
Visiting address: Humlegårdsgatan 26. Map.
Enter the home of Count and Countess Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, one of Stockholm’s most eccentric and engaging museums. This palatial residence was built as a winter home for the immensely rich couple. Today the Hallwyl Museum is a state museum within the National Historical Museums (SHM), a government agency tasked with promoting knowledge of and interest in Sweden’s history and with preserving and developing the cultural heritage that the agency administers.
The Hallwyl House was completed in 1898. It was built to accommodate the family, the rich collections and office for the big forest companies that provided everything. Wilhelmina von Hallwyl not only created a museum but also a network of competent people with knowledge within collections management. Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and Chinese porcelain are shown side by side with everyday things from the house. During the guided tour we discuss how temporary exhibitions, loans and the situation in the centre of the city’s party district challenges and enriches the museum activities.
Visiting address: Hamngatan 4. Map.
The Nordic Museum is Sweden’s largest museum of cultural history with more than one and a half million objects in storages, exhibitions, palace and manors. The collections reflect life in Sweden from the 16th century to the present day.
The tour will take you behind the scene to the conservation studio and to some of the exhibitions where the conservators will share how they work with the museums IPM-program. You are welcome to continue to the rest of the exhibitions after the tour.
Visiting address: Djurgårdsvägen 6-16. Map.
The Royal Palace and The Royal Collections Department
The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty The King’s official residence and the setting for most of the official duties of the Head of State, as well as being open to the public all year round.
This combination of royal residence, workplace and culture-historical monument open all year round to visitors makes the Royal Palace of Stockholm unique amongst Europe’s Royal residences.
The Royal Collections Department is responsible for the management, care and maintenance of the works of art and furnishings at Sweden’s eleven Royal Palaces. In total, there are approximately 250,000 individual objects owned by the State that are at The King’s free disposal.
The tour will take you behind-the-scenes to the conservation studios and the conservators will share how they work with IPM. After the tour you are welcome to explore the Palace on your own.
Visiting address: The Royal Palace. Map.
Extra excursion Friday 24 May 2019
Skokloster Castle was built in the baroque style between 1654 and 1676 and is one of the mayor monuments from the historic period when Sweden was one of the most powerful countries in Europe.
We are happy to offer you a one-day excursion to Skokloster. This Baroque castle is a unique stately home created by the 17th century nobleman Carl Gustaf Wrangel. Throughout the years, this non-heated building has remained amazingly untouched. Skokloster is interesting also from an IPM point of view, and we will get a behind the scene look at the challenges with indoor climate, and actions to prevent pests and mould. You may find it interesting to know that Skokloster Caslte has been selected to host the Getty Foundation Summer Institute in June 2019, a 13–day collections-based seminar for the study of canvas paintings at Skokloster Castle.
Note! An extra fee of 625 SEK incl. VAT will be charged for this excursion (bus journey, lunch and coffee included).
Skokloster is situated on a peninsula in Lake Mälaren between Stockholm, Uppsala and Enköping, near Sigtuna and Arlanda. A bus will depart from Stockholm to Skokloster in the morning at about 08:00 and take us home in the afternoon (back in Stockholm at about 16.30). Map.