Digital treasures!

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden to visit their digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se The visit was kind of overwhelming and I got an uplifting visual vitamin shock that will last many months ahead. For those interested in inspiring textiles, photographs and various, antique folkart artifacts you’ll find a generous and digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se The textiles above and under are collected from Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening archives, whom have a rich textile tradition.

I will in this, and the coming posts show you a bunch of eye candy which I got a look at, at the visit. I was also asked to gather some of my personal favorites in Skåne’s digital archive, which I’ve done here.

Here you’ll find all the folders from not only Skåne’s collections but all the Hemslöjden regions in Sweden.

During the 1900s, Swedish handicraft associations built up unique collections of objects. Since 1996, these items are cataloged and digitized to make the objects available. The collection includes examples of handicraft associations’ own production and traditional crafts. Baskets, gloves, wrought iron candle holders, wooden spoons, fabric samples, ceramic dishes and much more. The collections are an important part of the handicraft history. In Hemslöjdens collections are more than 45 000 objects registered. A selection of objects from the collections are now available in digital museum and we are constantly working to more items will become available on the digital museum. Hemslöjden’s collections is a collaboration between the Swedish Handicraft Unions’ Association and its member associations and the council for handicraft council and handicraft engines.

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Speaking of craft here is an interview with me at Pavilion Craft.

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2 Responses to Digital treasures!

  1. bmo says:

    Vilken rikedom att så mycket finns sparat på det här sättet och blir tillgängligt för alla som vill se och njuta…

  2. Helena says:

    Så mycket fint! Och så härligt att det får synas och inte ligga gömt i ett arkiv. Jag gjorde mitt examensarbete på Östergötlands länsmuseum. Det handlade till stor del om hur de ska arbeta med att digitalisera och tillgängliggöra sina samlingar. Så det här var kul att se tycker jag!

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