Scan Magazine, Issue 140, March 2022

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Scan Magazine

schools and families. In addition to the tours and self-guided exploration, the museum offers all-day workshops for adults and children of all ages. “It’s incredibly important to us to give children and young people a chance to find their artistic expression. For some children coming here and picking up an instrument, it’s the first time they’ve ever had a chance to do that. It opens up a whole new world for them, and it’s a privilege to be able to be part of that.” Theatre productions from start to finish Beyond their ongoing work with the schools of Stockholm, the museum also collaborates regularly with theatre companies across the city. Companies of every size, including Dramaten, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, use the great hall

for performances and open rehearsals, inviting the public into the process of creating a great production. “Working with contemporary theatre companies is obviously something that’s central to our mission,” says Sköldkvist. “Our visitors get a chance to pull back the curtain, as it were, to get a feel for what it’s like backstage in the theatre. It’s a lot of hard work to put on a great production, and getting to see what that’s like is often the highlight of someone’s visit!” And of course, even in this case the museum offers plenty of opportunities to try it out for yourself, as part of the current On Stage exhibition. With items carefully curated to tell the story, nothing is too small to play its part – from a costume

Puppet show.

Person using the interactive dance pod.

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from Louis XIV’s royal ballet, to contemporary rap lyrics about identity. Who knows what you’ll discover? Things you can try include… Dancing on an interactive dance floor. Digital try-on of theatre make-up. Try on costumes from real productions. Produce your own song using samples from the museum’s collection. Play the floor-to-ceiling strings in the Sound Forest. Create your own puppet show with lights, sound and scenography.

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Children dancing.

Exterior of the building.

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