Under the guidance of professor Klas Nyberg in his old hometown, the staff at the center for fashion studies went on a field trip to the city of Norrköping today. Once the center for Swedish textile production, the city constitutes an important part of Swedish textile- and fashion history. Antiquarian Anette Kindahl at the City Museum provided a very interesting tour of the industrial landscape, making the lives of the mainly female work force who used to produce wool in the old industrial buildings and mills come alive.
Inside the museum there is preserved textile machinery, taking the visitor through the industrial history of Norrköping from its rise to Sweden’s textile center in the 1800s to its fall in the 1960s. The field trip also included a visit to the Museum of Work and the Museum of Modern Art.
Image: Emma Lindblad