Art for the eye and the ear

In its collection plan, since its founding in 1998, Klaverens Hus has taken special care of Swedish art-case instruments. They are usually designed by architects, have often been exhibited at art and industrial exhibitions here at home or abroad and have an aesthetic value beyond the ordinary.

The collections therefore contain a number of instruments with unusual designs and skilled craftsmanship. With the acquisition of the grand piano Ferdinand Boberg designed for the Norrköping Exhibition in 1906, the idea was born for a research project Art for the eye and ear dedicated to this completely unexplored area.

The symposium in Klaverens Hus on June 10, 2018 summarized what we know so far and provided the guidelines for this research project, and paved the way for a volume of collected papers.