Visitors to Långban gruv- och kulturby (Långban mining and culture village) will find one of the most mineral-rich areas in the world, set in a landscape known for its natural beauty. “Mining started here in the 1500s and continued until 1972 when the mines closed,” says Daniel Olsson, visitor manager. The summer exhibition explores the relationship between man and matter. “Three contemporary artists with different starting points investigate the relationship of man to stone, mineral and crystal,” explains Olsson.