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“Art Nouveau Stad”

Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Alesund
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Owner description: Jugendstilsenteret is located in the old Swan Pharmacy from 1907 and is both a museum and a national centre of Art Nouveau. The catastrophic fire of 1904 left the town of Ålesund in ashes. The rebuilding created one of Europe’s most characteristic architectural environments in the Art Nouveau style. Jugendstilsenteret offers insight into this style by means of authentic interiors and objects as well as temporary exhibitions. We also work with documentation, education and consulting. KUBE is the art museum in the county of Møre og Romsdal and is located in the former branch office building of Norges Bank (1906) in central Ålesund. Through a diverse programme of exhibitions and public activities, the museum aims to promote interest in and knowledge of visual arts, applied art, design and architecture. KUBE develops and manages an art collection focused on artworks and artists with connections to the region. To enter the museum shop and café you don't need a ticket .
Reviewed 2 September 2011

After Bruxelles and after St .Hubertuscastle and Het Schip (Amsterdam) another exiting example of Jugendstil. Next town will be Darmstad and Riga to study the esthetic eruption in early twentieth century.

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Reviewed 10 August 2011

After taking the timemaschine and getting a feel of the history of Ålesund after the fire in 1904, which was very interesting.
The temporary exhibitions with the post cards was very interesting.
The best part for me was actually the video about the history of Art Nouveou showing the relationship between society, culture and the emergence of art nouveau.

The museum is well worth a visit.

4  Thank MarieKr
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

Jugenstil, or Art Nouveau as it's known elsewhere, is the elaborate decorative style that flourished around 1900 -1910. Alesund was completely rebuilt during this period in the fashionable style of the day, and this museum guides you through the history in a very imaginative way. You enter a lift equipped with commentary in three languages, are given a brief mutli-screen introduction and are then deposited into the first of a series of rooms which talk you through the history of both Alesund and the wider Jugenstil style. The building itself is beautiful and contains some original Jugenstil furniture. The shop sells a good range of books and souvenirs and the cafe is quite stylish too. Very highly recommended.
Go here at the start of your holiday and you'll appreciate your surroundings better. After pounding the streets for a couple of days, I sat and read the book I'd bought here -realised there were a couple of gems I'd missed, and set out for a last evening's walk to take in the buildings I'd missed.

9  Thank alanterr
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