Blog in Dutch by Museum Volkenkunde

The Museum Volkenkunde has engaged in 100 MIGRATORY and vessel no. 70/100M in a way I have never expected. They have a blog with images and text in Dutch. Please have a look at http://volkenkunde.nl/nl/node/506.

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Astrid and vessel no. 70

I recieved an e-mail from the Netherlands

Astrid

Yesterday we were at Astrid’s house. From 1998 on she has been for many years our teacher of the Swedish language.  Because of her warm patience we both learned to speak and read Swedish. And by that she created for us the possibility to meet many people in the North in their first or second language. So we did…..

Ha det bra!

Hannie och Margot

Netherlands

Petra and Jan in the province of Limburg Netherlands

Vessel no. 70 in the hands of Petra and Jan in the province of Limburg Netherlands. Oh, I just wish we had that fresh beautiful selection of pumkins here in Tärnaby… I long for pumkinsoup with coconutcream and brown sugar!

Vessel number 70 just started its tour in the Netherlands, thanks to Hannie and Margot! Here in the hands of Hans and Els Sondaal, Utrecht.

Update about Swedish embassies, Belarus and the journey abroad

Vessel no.40 and the Swedish ambassador is staying at home…

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I got a mail from the Swedish embassy in Minsk Belarus and they wrote that they have to refrain from taking part in this interesting art project due to a number of circumstances. We all know Lukashenko expelled the Swedish ambassador in Belarus in the beginning of August and Sweden’s diplomats can no longer stay in the country. The fear of human rights by Lukashenko reaches new heights, wrote the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt on Twitter shortly after. It is countries like Belarus that really should take part of the story and work of 100 MIGRATORY so I feel sorry this glass vessel no. 40/100M, intended for Belarus, has to stay at home in Sweden. Just like the Swedish ambassador of Belarus…

However, I am happy the embassy in Russia will take care of a vessel, even if the Swedish embassy in Moscow is a closed area for the public.

So 24 Swedish embassies are going to receive a vessel of glass part of 100 MIGRATORY within the next few months – as a loan for up to half a year. Photos from the different countries and embassies will later be part of the final exhibition January – May 2014 at the museum of Västerbotten in Umeå Sweden. Several private persons will also be part of the art project, as a “caretaker” of a vessel  each.

Today I have no. 70 in the Netherlands, no.17 in Norway, no. 41 in Switzerland, no.14 in Spain, no. 56 leaving for Iceland and no. 88 for China. And I’m home in Tärnaby with vessel no.40.