The Swedish glass scene is changing,with new blood and heaps of energy. In 2009, Emmaboda municipality bought glass collections from renowned Boda, Kosta and Åfors glass works, and created one of the biggest glass museums in Scandinavia with around 4,000 square metres of exhibition space attracting over 50,000 visitors per year.
“We work a bit differently, as we think it’s important to be brave and actually do things,” says museum director Maja Heuer, who has been part of the initiative since the beginning. “This is a young and dynamic environment, very much rock ‘n’ roll! Lots of famous and up-and-coming artists from all over the world take part, so there’s always something happening here.