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Vänersborg Museum was built at a time when only a few people were able to travel and experience foreign cultures. Instead, to let the inhabitats in Vänersborg experience the fascinating wonders that lay beyond the borders of the city, one gathered traces of what was seen as foreign, beautiful, strange and exotic, both natural and cultural objects to Vänersborg museum.

Vänersborg museum therefore came to contain objects from all corners of the world while the local material was very sparsely represented. Here, African birds, Egyptian antiques, Chinese porcelain, European art, and much more  would catch the visitors' eye, thus make his get a glimce of all the excotic wonders of the world.

Updated: 2017-08-30 11:05