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World Culture Museum: Gothenburg

Today, we spent the afternoon at the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg.

It started with a tour from Johan, a very soft spoken man filled with information. Our first stop was the “Today In The World” exhibit which featured pictures taken on May 15th 2012 and submitted from all around the world.

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This exhibit was incredibly interesting to look at, allowing small glimpses into lives of people from all different walks of life. Johan spoke to us about the importance of understanding other cultures and working together to become one. It was mildly preachy about world peace but once I moved past that, it was very interesting.

We then moved on to an exhibit featuring cultural artifacts from around the world.

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After learning a bit more about the different objects, we got to become part of the museum. The coolest part by far was the giant wall in which every visitor of the museum is encouraged to write a message. The wall was filled with different languages, sentiments, and silly messages ranging from “I <3 One Direction” to “Stay Strong, You are loved.” : what a unique way to see several cultures coming together on one white wall.

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After we had successfully drawn our own pictures, written our names, and scribbling encouraging messages into the notebooks strewn about the room, we visited the “child’s” exhibit that has an alien showing you around the world.

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Overall, it was a cool experience that, if nothing else, taught us to be accepting of cultures from all around the world.