Country to live in was a traveling exhibition during the nature conservation year of 1970 and was produced by the state’s experimental activities with Riksutställningar. The program was very well worked out, accompanying appendices with clear directives for handling, content and distribution of the exhibition by the department. A study material / documentation of the exhibition with student assignments was included and was aimed at middle and high school. An appendix states that the exhibition will be sent from the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg and be on site in Södertälje konsthall on October 29, 1970, after which the art gallery will ensure that it is on to the City hall in Nyköping on December 1, 1970.
Themes for the exhibition were the mountain, the forest / ridge, the earth / plain, the river / lake, the sea, the city. The year before, Södertälje konsthall had received a similar exhibition Discover – Experience, an experiment in collaboration between Riksutställningar and the association Art in school. The exhibition with educational material was aimed at all schoolchildren and staff.
At the same time as Country to live in, Society is yours is shown – housing problems in today’s society (with programs for the tenant movement’s exhibition). The two exhibitions seemed to be an excellent combination for educational purposes and in a genre that historically might be called enlightenment exhibitions.
Sources: Södertälje konsthalls archive folder, compiled by Anneli Karlsson.