More about the exhibition

The spectacular exhibition Feathers takes you all over the world, to see and understand how feathers are used: to adorn objects and clothing, to enhance one's status, or just to add a little extra color to existence.

Feathers are fragile, often colorful and beautiful to behold. Throughout history, birds and their feathers have inspired people around the globe. Those who bear them never go unnoticed—whether in Papua New Guinea or on the catwalks of Paris. Feathers will include show-stopping haute couture by fashion icons such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Lars Wallin, exclusive design by French fashion house Balmain and exciting student work. The exhibition will also include seductive feather creations by Tim Mårtenson, Scandinavia's only plume creator. In addition to objects loaned from international and national museums, including the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, The Museum of World Culture will display unique items from its own collections.

Learn more about the exhibition design from Wendy Snoek below.

A World of Feathers was originally produced by the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (the National Museums of World Culture) in the Netherlands. The exhibition will be on view at Världskulturmuseet/The Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg from February 10 - August 19, 2018 and will then travel to The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, where it will be shown from October 6, 2018 - March 3, 2019.