Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition hand-out
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition hand-out
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition hand-out
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, exhibition
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue
Migration – The Journey of Objects, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, catalogue

Migration – The Journey of Objects
Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenburg
23 October 2021–28 August 2022

We live in a world where the boundaries between cultures have become increasingly blurred and migration is ubiquitous. The worldwide circulation of people, objects and knowledge has an enormous influence on every aspect of our lives. The exhibition Migration shows that the transformative impact of migration is not reserved to modern times, but has been a shaping factor in design and crafts since its earliest days. What journey have objects undertaken before ending up in the museum collection? How can we understand why similar motifs and patterns appear in different cultures and periods? In what ways do local resources affect the shape of, and trade in, design? The exhibition that MacGuffin co-curated with the Röhsska Museum deploys over 200 ‘migrants’ from the Röhsska collection to tell stories about their relocation and offer perspectives that rise above historical or national boundaries.

‍Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue in Swedish and English, with contributions by Ernst van der Hoeven & Kirsten Algera, Arjun Appadurai, Rachel Dedman, Johan Deurell, Nina Due, Hanneke Grootenboer, Philippa Hobbs, Anna Jansson, Josefin Kilner, Madeleine Miller, Martina Muzi, Dámaso Randulfe, Göran Rydén, Masha Taavoniku, Mirelle van Tulder.

The exhibition is produced by the Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, and co-curated with MacGuffin Magazine.
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg
MacGuffin Magazine

Catalogue
200 p, full colour, 21 x 27,5 cm, Swiss bound hardcover
Edited by Johan Deurell with Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven. Image research by Mirelle van Tulder. Photography by Carl Ander.

Photos Carl Ander