Bildmuseet, Umeå University, is a centre for contemporary art and visual culture as well as a place for experiences, reflection and discussion. The museum exhibits contemporary international art, photography, architecture and design, along with art historic retrospectives. Existential, political and philosophical issues are key to the programme. The exhibitions are complemented by guided tours, lectures, seminars, films and performances. Workshops and educational activities inspire creativity.
At Bildmuseet, Contemporary Self-Portraits has involved workshops for school students and the general public, skills development for student art teachers, students at colleges of art, artists, art teachers and pre-school teachers.
Through this project, Bildmuseet has also been able to extend its collaboration with local organizations – and this has generated new ideas and more in-depth insights into how we can work together in relation to our target groups.