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Viking University Day - October

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Don't miss an amazing opportunity to learn more about Viking-age society, history and culture from some of the world’s foremost experts.
The Vikings Begin exhibition is on its first tour outside of Scandinavia and was produced by Sweden’s Uppsala University and its Gustavianum museum. It represents the culmination of more than 10 years of research and archaeology by prestigious University experts Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and John Ljungkvist, which has led to deeper understandings about Viking culture and laid the groundwork for one of the finest Viking exhibitions ever to visit the United States. The Vikings were more than violent warriors. Find out more about the truths and the myths during this one-day university.
Hedenstierna-Jonson will be among the honored guests.
More information about the speakers and registration to come!

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The Vikings Begin exhibition is produced by the Gustavianum Museum, Uppsala University, and is presented by Viking® ( Lead support is provided by Svenska Sällskapet, Värde Partners, Vikings Museum (Minnesota Vikings) and Swedish Council of America. Major support is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Karin Larson, Ron and Carla Monson in honor of the Växjö Vikings, Charles and Myrna Smith, and ASI’s members and donors. ASI’s hotel partner is the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. The exhibition’s media partner is the Star Tribune.

Minnesota artist activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.