Saturday, 26 September 2015

Through Asia in the Sven Hedin track

Lars Larsson "Through Asia in the Sven Hedin track"
September 29, 2015
Kalmar Slott
Kalmar Sweden

Guided tour of our seasonal exhibition, National Geographic, with subsequent lecture upptäktsresande Lars Larsson.

Sven Hedin (1865-1952) is Sweden's foremost adventurer and explorer of all time. Around the turn of the century, he explored the last white spots on the world map in the interior of Asia. In the spring of 2013 journalist and adventurer Lars Larsson began a ten-year project in the form of a series of expeditions to Asia in the track of Sven Hedin, which is funded by National Geographic. The aim of the project is to compare how the landscape and culture of the places Hedin visited has changed over the past century. The first trip took him to the Middle East's highest mountains and through the eastern Iranian deserts. In the summer of 2015, he undertook a second expedition to the mountainous Pamir Mountains in Central Asia to climb the mountain Muztagh Ata and study the Kyrgyz nomadic culture that Sven Hedin had close contacts with in 1894. The trip included the countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and China. The main objective of the expeditions is to locate Sven Hedin's historic camera positions and take new photographs from the exact same places so as to visualize the changes that have occurred over the past century. In the lecture given at Kalmar Castle Larsson tells the exciting story of Sven Hedin's life as an explorer and his own adventures and encounters with the cultures that Sven Hedin explored. It will be a trip up the snow-covered mountain peaks, performing wild rivers and through burning deserts.

29th of September at. 19.30. A guided tour at. 18:30 of the castle's seasonal exhibition National Geografic included in the price.

Tickets and soup
Take the opportunity to enjoy a soup in the castle restaurant before the lecture. The soup is served from noon. 16:00.

Ticket 150kr
Ticket including soup & wine 295kr
Ticket including soup & alcohol free 260kr

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