Exhibition about Gustav Mauritz Armfelt

Posted Jan 10, 2012 at 11:41 CET in Exhibitions, Museums, and People.

Armfelt by Adolf Ulrich Wertmüller. Source: Livrustkammaren.

In march an exhibition about Gustav Mauritz Armfelt, Gustav III’s favourite, will open at Livrustkammaren in Stockholm. Until then you can follow the preparations of the exhibition through the exhibition blog.


Pehr Hilleström and Swedish 18th century paintings

Posted Jun 28, 2011 at 20:13 CEST in Artists, Exhibitions, Paintings, and People.


There is currently a small but very nice exhibition at Åmells fine art dealer in Stockholm, Pehr Hilleström and Swedish 18th century paintings.

Most of the paintings are by Pehr Hilleström, but there are some other artists represented as well, such as Roslin. They also sell a great and very inexpensive little exhibition catalog with information about Hilleström.

Admission is free and the exhibition is open until July 8.


Historic Threads

Posted Jun 17, 2011 at 12:53 CEST in Exhibitions, Fashion, Links, and Museums.


I’m very sorry I have neglected this blog for so long. I have been working on my bachelor’s thesis in History and have been too stressed out to focus on anything else, but now I’m back!

First something I’m sure you’ve already heard about elsewhere, but check out Colonial Williamsburg’s online exhibition Historic threads: Three centuries of clothing. There’s also a reproduction clothing exhibition coming soon called New Threads.


Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe

Posted Jan 6, 2011 at 18:55 CET in Exhibitions, Fashion, and Museums.


There’s an interesting exhibition coming up at The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg, Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe. Here’s what the museum website has to say:

This exhibition features costume accessories from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth century. Women and men enhanced their appearance with the addition of hats, purses, jewelry, shoes, and more. These objects kept pace with change in fashion and present a visually rich overview of the period.

There’s also a video presenting the exhibition.

I would love to go to Colonial Williamsburg some day and I hope I’ll get to go before this exhibition ends. It runs from January 29, 2011 through December 31, 2012.


18th century festival in Denmark

Posted Aug 5, 2010 at 11:25 CEST in Events, Exhibitions, Lectures and classes, and Performances.


September 3-26 there will be a big 18th century festival in Copenhagen called 1700s - globalization, gossip and greed.

There will be countless lectures, shows, tours, exhibitions and concerts, and the festival opens with a big masquerade ball. I would love to go to some of the lectures because they sound really interesting, but unfortunately I just don’t understand spoken Danish.

Click the picture above to go to the festival website!