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We work with our bodies

Sun 30 Oct — Sun 26 Feb

Conditions. Class. Dignity. 33 workers from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south tell their stories.

This Too Shall Pass

Sun 16 Oct — Sun 2 Apr

A story about how the virtual world became a way to escape the real oppression in Iran, both figuratively and literally

Port Town Umeå

An interactive exhibit for the entire family about life in the past in Umeå


An entire exhibition on textiles! Clothes from past and present, socks, ties, tiny little children’s shoes and huge men’s boots. Fashions and trends, attractive and ugly, techniques, materials and fabric care.

Into Eternity

Sun 26 Mar — Sun 29 Oct

62 works by 33 different artists, all acquired for Västerbotten Museum’s art collection during the last ten years.

How Many Trees Are There in the Forest?

Sat 4 Mar — Sun 28 Jan

The exhibition How Many Trees Are There in the Forest? features new material—photographs, videos, and objects—that gives insight into the great wealth of knowledge that has been gathered from the forest around us over the last century.

Waiting for the Kingdom of Heaven

Sat 22 Apr — Sun 1 Oct

Waiting for Kingdom Come is a story about a congregation, about struggling through the limited time we have on earth, and about the reward that awaits us at the end of life, which is entering into a heavenly eternity.

See me!

Sat 4 Sep — Sun 6 Feb

Jurybedömd salong, öppen för alla

Mumble Speak

Sun 2 May — Sun 15 Aug

Academy of Fine Arts, Graduation Exhibition for Bachelor’s Degree

Freedom of speech

23 October 2020 – 28 March 2021
Freedom of speech is not a fixed entity…

Safe Places

Wed 30 Sep — Sun 15 Aug

Children document places they experience as positive, supporting and safe.

Bingo Wing

23 October 2020 – 28 March 2021
Created by young people in collaboration with Hikikomori

Once Upon a Time in Västerbotten

18 August 2020 – 31 January 2021
Play and learn together with Anna, Stina and Per
Interactive cultural history about Västerbotten in late 19th century.

Retro Lane

18 August 2020 – 31 January 2021
Welcome to an address from back in history and just some moments ago


22 September 2019 – 26 January 2020
Women's own portraits

At Home We Belong

26 May – 25 August 2019
Photographer Inuuteq Storch gives a multilayered and nuanced image of today's Greenland

Heaven’s Darkroom

19 December 2018 – 2 June 2019
All people are beautiful when they work, the photographer and filmmaker Jean Hermanson meant.

Celebrate democracy!

10 March – 19 May 2019
One hundred years ago, a decision was taken in the Swedish Parliament to introduce universal and equal suffrage.

Emigrant Memoir

Linda Maria Thompson continues her investigation of the visualization of the migrant experience

Home at Plupp’s

1 February–17 March 2019
Here children may play in the hut, sail a raft on the river and meet the various animals

Almost Perfect

20 October 2018 – 3 February 2019
Six artists explore the polarized images of the Nordic countries

Prague ’68

In august 1968 photographer Sune Jonsson and journalist Dag Lindberg were in Prague on a mission to cover »The Prague Spring«, but got instead right into the invasion from the Soviet lead Warsaw Pact armies

Blue years

29 June – 9 December 2018
A short documentary by Maria Mäki with two different perspectives on Sweden Finns.


Children and youngsters are important in Sune Jonson's photographs treasure of images. Here we The little ones, busy with their everyday chores, extensive personal responsibilities, and at the same time engrossed in simply being a child. Of those we meet here some are familiar, others we encounter for the first time.

Human Nature

Sat 22 Feb — Sun 30 Aug

22 February – 30 August 2020
About seeing nature promarily as a source of raw materials, and about underestimating values that are immeasurable in terms of money.

Bee-keeper in Bjurholm

During one season the museum’s ethnologist and photographer followed the bee-keeper Janne Westerlund from Bjurholm in his work with beehives and honey harvest

Looking for Alice

Fotografen Siân Davey iscensätter en psykologisk och känslomässig resa mot att förstå och lära känna sitt barn, och blottar samtidigt okunskap och förutfattade meningar

Priority: Minority

There are five national minorities in Sweden: Jews, Roma, Sweden Finns, the Tornedalen Finnish and the indigenous Sami. Despite having lived alongside each other for centuries, the museum’s archives contain very little in the way of collected material and descriptions relating to the lives and conditions of these minorities.

Fabuluos school

6 May – 26 August 2018
The swedish public school started 1842, more than 175 years ago.

A pioneer

Lina Persson, one of Västerbotten's first female photographers

Remote Possibilities

18 February – 27 May 2018
Mishka Henner is known for his political work in the digital era and his work exists on the border between art and documentary photography.

We are roma

The exhibition provides a narrative of the daily lives and the history of the Roma. It is about 500 years of living as outsiders, living in the open, activism, joy, traditions, music and hope for the future. It is also about migration from India to Europe, about language and cultural heritage.

The Milky Way

The photographer Hanna Modigh on the time between childhood and adulthood – full of uncertainty, confusion, anticipation and yearning.

Dagar vid havet

29 maj 2016 – 2 april 2017
Ingen annanstans är Sune Jonsson så bildmässigt och estetiskt medvetet »grafisk« i sitt fotografiska uttryck som i Dagar vid havet.


Ett tema med variationer över tid

Rock art in Sàpmi

Photos, film and images give you an insight into the representational world of Stone Age man.