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Kin Museum of Contemporary art

Stadshustorget 1, Kiruna
Johan Ylitalo / Kin museum för samtidskonst

Kin Museum of Contemporary art

Kin museum för samtidskonst

Kin Museum of Contemporary art is Norrbotten County’s art museum for contemporary art. The museum collects and exhibits contemporary art that demonstrates a multitude of artistic expressions, materials and practices, with the Barents Region as a point of departure. The activities of the museum can be seen both in the physical museum space at the Kristallen City Hall in Kiruna’s new town centre, as well as in projects and exhibitions throughout the county in order to make art and artistic discourse accessible across Norrbotten’s fourteen municipalities. The principals of Kin, which opened its doors in 2018, are Kiruna Municipality and Region Norrbotten.

Beyond exhibitions and other art projects, Kin works intensively as a mediator through Konstverkstan in the Kristallen City Hall as well as through a wide array of guided tours, workshops and other activities. Children and young people are considered a target group for the museum. Kin has a growing collection that expands with new works each year.

Kin provides visitors with new experiences, knowledge and perspectives on the world, while stimulating freedom of thought, encouraging dialogue and making art a valid voice in public and democratic discourse. A guiding principle of the museum is to “dig where you stand”. This principle stretches to other contexts, allowing for a cross-pollination of things happening near and far. Kin is an abbreviation of Konstmuseet i norr.

Images: Johan Ylitalo / Kin museum för samtidskonst