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Nordic prizes 2020 – on TV and online

NordenBladet – On 27 October, the Nordic Council will award its annual prizes during a TV special broadcast throughout the Nordic Region. COVID-19 may have put a stopper to the traditional ceremony on Iceland, but the winners of the five

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Estonian National Museum (ERM) exposition contest won by the stand idea “Our domestic witch kitchen”

NordenBladet – Exposition idea contest “Your exposition” audience vote collected most support for the idea “Our domestic witch kitchen”, that brings to the viewer a fragment of the Estonian farm kitchen and the fascinating activities that can be done in

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Bank of Estonia museum joins Night of Museums interactive program

NordenBladet – The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) is joining the Night of Museums annual free event on Saturday, August 29, with an audiovisual performance, “featuring” three leading figures in Estonia’s nineteenth-century national awakening. Writer and politician Carl Robert Jakobson

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Estonia: Tallinn Music Week (taking place August 27-30) hosts parallel art program

NordenBladet – Tallinn Music Week, taking place August 27-30, is to be accompanied by a diverse art program, organizers say, with many exhibitions being free of charge, including the Tallinn Thursday gallery tour and installations at Port Noblessner. Fotografiska gallery

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Tom of Finland, aka Touko Laaksonen receives commemorative plaque outside his former home on 100th anniversary of his birth

NordenBladet – Finnish LGBT icon and celebrated erotic artist Tom of Finland, aka Touko Laaksonen, has received a commemorative plaque outside of his former Ullanlinna home today (22.Aug 2020), in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birthday. The plaque

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Estonia: Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) opens final student project exhibition TASE20

NordenBladet – On Monday, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) opened an exhibition with 34 final projects of recent bachelor’s and master’s degree students highlighted. EKA’s final project festival TASE, where students can present their final projects, traditionally takes place

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Estonia: The world’s biggest exhibition of Muhu stockings + GALLERY!

NordenBladet – Muhu stockings are among the very best examples of the art of knitting from anywhere around the world. They are characterised by the fineness of their yarn, the incredible density of their weave, the complexity of their patterns

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Denmark: Princess Benedikte’s dresses go on display at the Amalienborg Museum

NordenBladet – A special exhibition of Princess Benedikte of Denmark’s dresses is now on display at the Amalienborg Museum to coincide with her birthday. ‘Princess Dresses’ opened on 4 July and consists of 21 dresses that Danish designer Jørgen Bender

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Norway: Crown Prince Haakon opened Oslo’s new public library

NordenBladet – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opened Oslo’s newest and largest public library on Thursday. The day of the opening was not random as Crown Prince Haakon opened the library exactly 87 years after his great-grandfather

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Norway: Crown Princess Mette-Marit reveals her new hobby + PHOTOS!

NordenBladet – Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has revealed some new hobbies she’s taken up since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Norwegian Crown Princess did so in two posts on her Instagram. On Sunday, the Crown Princess revealed her

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Thirteen nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize

NordenBladet – Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes in Reykjavik this autumn. The following

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Estonia: Fairytale exhibition ‘Once Upon a Time’ at Estonian National Museum GALLERY+VIDEOS!

NordenBladet – Yesterday, on 8th February, ERM opened a new exhibition. Hundreds of fairy tales, dozens of magical objects and numerous strange encounters – the Estonian National Museum exhibition ‘Once Upon a Time…’ takes visitors on a journey through a

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Scandinavian history and culture: WHAT were gender roles like during Viking times? What happens when a Viking dies?

NordenBladet – What were gender roles like during Viking times? A Norwegian archaeologist Marianne Moen thinks we often misinterpret the past based on our current cultural assumptions. Men and women had more similarities than differences, she says. Moen studied the

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Swedish history and culture: The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) + GALLERY!

NordenBladet – The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa

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Stockholm´s museums: The Viking Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures

NordenBladet  – For those, who are interested in Norse mythology and wish to experience the Viking age, I recommend to visit The Viking Museum in Djurgårdsvägen 48, 115 21 Stockholm. In the exhibition, several guided tours are held daily in

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Stockholm´s museums: The Medieval Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures and videos (FREE ADMISSION!)

NordenBladet – The Medieval Museum is situated on the Helgeandsholmen island between the Royal Palace and the Opera. Entrance under Stockholm’s oldest stone bridge Norrbro.  The exhibits tell of Stockholm’s emergence and the town’s development in the Middle Ages. The

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