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Homografiska Museet

Dalsland, Sweden

This small museum explores questions of representation, diversity, and identity. 

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This odd little jewel of a queer museum is in the middle of nowhere, next to an old paper factory that is now a blooming art space called Not Quite. The museum buys five art pieces per year that get displayed each year in the museum and on the digital archive, becoming part of a bigger art collection by the museum. There is a good audio-video guide for each artifact (as they are called) so you can listen and understand more about each piece. Homografiska Museet addresses the difficulties of collection as history and institutions. History isn’t always objective—parts are carefully selected and all that doesn’t get picked shapes and marks our history and storyline. This little museum asks a big question: if queer was the norm, what would the world and history look like?

The museum is located in the Swedish traditional province of Dalsland, surrounded by a lovely forest, lakes, and much more.

Know Before You Go

In the park of Not Quite (a public art space), where Homografiska Museum is located, there are several art exhibitions, great food/cafe, and the Not Quite shop where you can buy crafted objects and the museum's own merchandise. The museum is open from May first to mid-September every year.

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