In Character & Images

Textile Museum of Sweden, Borås
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In Character - Costumes & Images is an exhibition in which the artistic craftsmanship in theater costume and photography is in focus. How is it possible to build a character, to dress a feeling?

Discover the magic world of drama when the Textile Museum dives into costumes and characters. Here is presented a selection of the fabulous costumes that costume designer Nina Sandström has created for the theater, dance and opera scene. The costumes are shown together with photographer Magnus Länje's character portrait of the actors who carried the costumes.

The exhibition tells about the work as a costume designer and the craft of creating costumes for the stage. From idea to sketches, choice of materials and construction of the finished costumes. A large part of the work is about interpreting the play's characters and building up moods and holistic scenes with colors and shapes. Together with the actors, the costume designer builds up the role characters.

Nina Sandström's expressivecostumes and Magnus Länje's beautiful images create a cinematographic effect that brings the viewer into the world of drama of dream and reality, light and darkness. It is about the interpretation of light and darkness, the tight and strict versus the colorful and life-giving.

Nina Sandström, educated at Konstfack in Stockholm, works as a costume designer in film, theater, dance and opera. For the past ten years, she has designed costumes for a number of new interpretations by Ingmar Bergman's work and was awarded the Royal Medal in 2017 for her outstanding bodies as a costume designer.

Magnus Länje is a portrait photographer and educated at City University of New York. During his 10 years as a photographer in New York, he portrayed many famous people, from Jerry Seinfeld to Salman Rushdie. In Sweden he has photographed business stops, cultural personalities and politicians such as the two prime ministers Fredrik Reinfeldt and Stefan Löfven.

Welcometo the opening on June 15!

The costumes in the exhibition are borrowed from the Royal Dramatic Theater, the Royal Opera and the Folkteatern Gothenburg.

The exhibition will run from June 15 to October 27, 2019.

18Oct 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
19Oct 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
20Oct 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
22Oct 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
23Oct 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
24Oct 12:00 - 19:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
25Oct 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
26Oct 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
27Oct 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden

Contact information

Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A
Phone: +46-33358950

Organizer: Textilmuseet


Opening hours

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Summer opening June 1 - August 31, 2019 Tuesday - Sunday 12-16, Monday closed. Opening hours public holidays 2019 Fri 21 Jun Midsummer Eve closed Sat 22 Jun Midsummer day closed Sat 3 Nov All Weekend's day CLOSED

Price information

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Adult and pensioner: SEK 50

Children and young people up to the age of 25 and students: free admission

Year card: SEK 150

The entrance and the annual card are valid for the entire museum and all our exhibitions.

Public transportation


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At the Textile Museum you can also see the permanent exhibitions:

Textile Power & Textile Shock!

On September 15 you can also see the exhibition:

Tells about / Stories About.