signs and culture
From Stockholm County museum, Region Stockholm
– Can we produce a sign that is easy to read, will tell us if it’s damaged and is kind to the environment?
Stockholm county museum has the mission of showing art and cultural heritage from all over the region of Stockholm. Since Stockholm city has over 80 museums and exhibition halls the county museum focuses on the rest of the region, a vast area ranging from urban to rural parts. In 2018 they became a digital museum, and they strive to be where people are, for instance on social media, but also using signs at culturally interesting sights. “At least 700 signs have been put up over the course of 40 years.” Many of the signs have outdated information, logos and contact information, or have been damaged, but it’s hard for the museum to know which ones and where they are located.
A big question is: What to do people want when it comes to signs and information on cultural sights?
Ulrika from Stockholm county museum calls the sign challenge one of the sour-doughs that has been in the back of their mind for quite some time, and with the help from the students they feel ready to fix it! “My hope is that you come up with an interesting solution that we can start with next year.”