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23/3/2007 -- 22/4/2007

“Sweden meets Linnaeus in Japan 2007"

National Science Museum in Ueno, Tokyo.
 
This is an art exhibition outside the National Science Museum in Tokyo to celebrate the famous Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus, born 300 years ago.
 
The artworks are made by ten Swedish artists from Uppsala, the hometown of  Linnaeus:
Ragnhild Brodow, Tommy Eriksson, Johan Fremling, Bodil Gellermark, Kajsa Haglund, Kristina Jansson, Anders Rönnlund, Sanne Sihm, Carl G Torstensson and Stina Wollter.
 
The artworks are sitespecific and made to commemorate the great Swedish scientist and botanist, who built bridges between Sweden and many countries by sending students on expeditions all over the world.
One of them, Carl Peter Thunberg, travelled to Japan and also published “Flora Japonica" in 1784.
 
The exhibition is the second part of a project of which the first part took place in Sweden last summer. Ten Japanese artists then came to Uppsala to create art inspired by the theme  “Japan meets Linnaeus".
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