With the world in a backpack

How did the world come to Sweden? The concept of 'the world out there' has accumulated in our consciousness for centuries. The exhibition 'With the world in the backpack' shows what some Swedish travellers and explorers brought back from their journeys and how their findings were communicated to the people back home.

Exhibition With the world in a backpack

A piece of Swedish history

When the first Swedish explorers set off into the world, they were to discover many unknown cultures. How did they convey what they saw and how did this influence our view of the world?