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:
Sirmione castle was built near the end of the 12th century as part of a defensive network surrounding Verona. The castle was maintained and extended first as part of the Veronese protection against their rivals in Milan and later under the control of the Venetian inland empire. The massive fortress is totally surrounded by water and has an inner porch which houses a Roman and Medieval lapidary. From the drawbridge, a staircase leads to the walkways above the walls, providing a marvellous view of the harbour that once sheltered the Scaliger fleet. The doors were fitted with a variety of locking systems, including a drawbridge for horses, carriages and pedestrians, a metal grate and, more recently, double hinged doors. Venice conquered Sirmione in 1405, immediately adopting provisions to render the fortress even more secure, fortifying its outer walls and widening the harbour.
Thanks to its strategical geographical location as a border outpost, Sirmione became a crucial defence and control garrison for the ruling nobles, retaining this function until the 16th century, when its role was taken up by Peschiera del Garda.