The exhibition shows the industrial heritage of Falun and the province of Dalarna. People from Dalarna have had to be creative to provide for themselves in a harsh environment. A variety of industries, including the copper mine in Falun, suited to the natural resources of the area, have developed and dominated the Dalarna landscape for over a thousand years.
The gallery features craftwork and industrial products from the region, art inspired by the industrial landscape and reconstructed rooms. Historical and contemporary film shows the industrial processes which influenced the Dalarna we see today. See how the historic trading centre of Falun has become a modern town from our first floor viewing gallery.References:
Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colours, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionnism and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration.
In 1890 Monet had enough money to buy the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. Some of his most famous paintings were of his garden in Giverny, famous for its rectangular Clos normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around colored shrubs, and the water garden, formed by a tributary to the Epte, with the Japanese bridge, the pond with the water lilies, the wisterias and the azaleas.
Today the Monet's Garden is open to the public.